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Q.Can Old Soil In A Large Planter Be Used Every Year

Zone Toledo Ohio | Mamafeit added on May 27, 2020 | Answered

I have an enormous planter that I grew tomatoes in last year. The remnants of that plant are gone. The soil is in there and very wet with little puddles. It doesn’t smell good either. Can I reuse this soil? If not, how can I dispose of it

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Answered on May 29, 2020

If it smells bad, it is highly infected. I would not reuse this. Bringing it back from this state is difficult and not worth the time, or money.

Make sure that you do not reuse that container, either, unless you sterilize it. Sterilization can be tricky, so it is best to use a new container as well.

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