Clay Pots – Cleaning

Q: Regular water removes only the lightest salt deposits on my clay pots. Is there a better way of cleaning pots?

A: White salt deposits are common on clay pots. The crusty stuff is the remnants of fertilizer you applied in years past. Soak the pots in a solution of one cup of vinegar to three cups water. The acetic acid in the vinegar will dissolve the salts.