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Rub down and clean the surface of a 1-quart clay pot. Paint each one with either flat latex or exterior gloss paint, depending on the effect you want to achieve.
Break up polystyrene packaging that bedding plants are sold in to form a layer of crocks at the bottom of the pot. Polystyrene is light, easily broken, and can be used instead of terra-cotta. Add some multipurpose potting mix.
Position the plant to check that it will be planted at the same depth as in its original container. Water it, and then remove it from its pot. If it is root-bound, tease out the roots to encourage it to establish.
Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening
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