Terra Cotta Questions
I considered posting this on the garden crafts forum but it looked like there isn't much traffic there, so I hope you don't mind having the discussion here.
I remember seeing something years ago about painting the inside of terra cotta pots with something that would act like glaze, to keep the soil from being in contact with the clay and drying out so quickly. I tried searching for the technique but couldn't come up with the right combo of search terms, I mainly got stuff about soaking the pots in water before planting. One site said you can glaze them yourself, if you have a kiln, which I don't. I'm just wondering because I saw a very cool terra cotta pot at the nursery yesterday, but in our summer heat they need to be watered twice a day if they are unglazed.
Alternately, have you ever heard of a pottery place that will glaze single fired terra cotta pots for people? Would it be super expensive for a large pot?