I have a 3 gallon Redwing stoneware crock that I bought at an antique mall. I also found a very large (6 gallon, I estimate) that had a huge crack in it. I caulked the crack in the crock, and then set it aside. I plan to plant in both crocks. You can see the #3 at the back of the table.
Here’s the “before” picture outside on the deck in better light.
And now, the “After” picture. I was pleasantly surprised with the condition after cleaning. Most were just dirty, not damaged.
Readers, I’m thinking of planting chives in the #2, and maybe succulents in the cheese and butter crocks. What do you think?