When deciding what type of container is best for growing your plants, you’ve probably at least considered traditional unglazed terracotta pots. They’ve long been a staple of at-home gardening, and for good reason: They’re relatively inexpensive, can be reused, and are porous, allowing for an exchange of air and water.
If you’ve ever taken a basic chemistry course, you know the substance we casually call “salt” is merely one kind of salt. A salt is simply a chemical compound consisting of a positively charged ion (a cation) and a negatively charged ion (an anion). The salt we typically sprinkle on our food is sodium chloride…