Looking for high-quality, handmade Tuscan terracotta plant pots that will last for years? Look no further than Bergs Potter. For over 75 years, this family-owned business has been crafting beautiful, traditional terracotta pots in Italy. Terracotta is a real natural product that has been used for centuries, and Bergs Potter's pots are made with the highest-quality clay and are designed to be both water-resistant and frost-resistant, making them perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Whether you're looking to grow herbs, vegetables, or flowers, Bergs Potter's terracotta pots will provide your plants with the optimal growing conditions they need to thrive.
The most famous pottery in the world has been made in Tuscany since the year 1000. Terracotta literally means 'baked earth' in Italian. It is a real natural product and even today, the best clay is still mined in Tuscany. The unique brown-red color comes from the iron that is originally present in the clay. After the firing process in the brick kiln, the pottery takes on its typical red-brown hue, reminiscent of the Tuscan sunrise. Terracotta pots are a popular choice for growing plants as they have the ideal combination of porosity, helping with proper drainage and ventilation, and they are durable if good taken care of. And, why not start a new gardening adventure by planting easy-peasy plants or favourite herbs and fruits like dill, mint, peas, strawberries, or leaf lettuce in pots? Find the perfect sunny spot and watch as the plants grow and produce sweet, juicy, and delicious results.
Easy-peasy pea plants
A fun and fast-growing creature is the pea. Sow the pea seeds about 5 cm deep in the pot. Water thoroughly and place it in a sunny spot. If needed, support the pea plants to climb on and watch as they grow and produce sweet, delicious pods. And if you cannot wait for the pods, the shoots and leaves of pea plants can be eaten as a delightful and crispy vegetable green.
Strawberry: Yummy Addition to the Outdoor Space
Strawberries in terracotta pots are another tasty and decorative plant for the outdoor area; they even look great as an edible table decoration. These juicy and delicious berries are not only simple to grow but also adaptable and can be grown in clay pots. Great way to start a portable strawberry patch.
The best time to plant strawberries is in the spring or early summer, when the risk of frost has passed. When selecting a pot, choose a large diameter to provide enough space for the plants to grow and develop their roots. Soak the terracotta pot for an hour or more before planting. Keeping the soil moist is crucial for the plant's success. With a little patience and care, you'll be enjoying the yummy taste of fresh strawberries right from your own patio or balcony.
Can Bergs Potter's pots be kept outside?
Thanks to a special treatment, the saucers are completely waterproof, making the pots suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The high-quality terracotta earthenware allows air to pass through to the roots and retains moisture, providing plants with optimal growing conditions. The terracotta pots are practical to use both indoors and outdoors. The unique quality of Tuscan clay, with the very high oven temperatures, makes the pots waterproof and resistant to frost.
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