Vegetable Container Gardening

Do I need to use “fresh” dirt for my potted vegetable garden?

Zone 5b | melly added on May 19, 2012 | Answered

I'm a first time gardener starting in pots. The pots previously were used for annuals. Should I start with new dirt?

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    Answered on May 21, 2012

    As long as the plants you had in it before were healthy, there's no reason why you couldn't use that soil. However, you may want to take it out and refresh it by mixing in new soil or compost.

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