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Helpful tip from The Garden Geeks: Buying new terra-cotta pots? Be sure to do the ring test before you buy. Hold the pot upside down by placing your finger in the drain hole, and tap it's rim with your knuckle. Listen for a distinctive ring. A pot with cracks or imperfections like air bubbles, will have a muffled or muted sound. These imperfections can later cause the pot to break easier when cold weather hits.