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Q.Old Soil

Zone bolton | a.herbert4 added on April 23, 2020 | Answered

I have dug up a raised border and have 8 large bags full of soil can it be reused and if so how long can i store it in the bags for?

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Answered on April 24, 2020

I would not store it in bags at all! The longer it sits in bag the more opportunity for infection there is.

In fact, a good way to re-use spent soil is to compost it! Just add it to your compost pile, or composter. This way, it has proper aeration and can be turned as it needs to be.

Re-using soil in this manner, becoming part of your compost, will leave you with a better product after composting.

Here are some articles that will help you to make your old soil usable again:




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