I really should clean my pots every spring but I don't. It's best to do it every season in order get rid of pest and all kinds of bacteria. I use a bit of Clorox to a gallon of water. My garden is not that big and I have gotten rid of a lot of the terracotta pots, I really have no excuses. I'm so enjoying some of the new garden decor pieces that my sister Mayra passed on to me, love them. James got me some of my favorite potting soil, the Miracle Grow with the 6 month fertilizer in it. This stuff is worth every penny and it makes me happy. Can't wait to dirty them up again.
You can't see it too well in this picture but this is where my rain gutter discharges. I save all the broken dishes and some color glass, it help with the drainage and I love how the broken china looks.