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Q.Re-use Of Dirt

Zone 80027 | annaherrera62@gmail.com added on July 21, 2020 | Answered

My fuschia plant is done for! Now that i have removed the plant from its container, is it safe to re-use that dirt leftover for other plants, flowers?

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Answered on July 21, 2020

Was it "done for" because of the heat or disease? If it's just because of the heat you can reuse with some additional new soil or put it in compost pile. However, the soil may harbor insects or eggs. If the plant died prematurely the soil may harbor pathogens, as well. It is possible to sterilize soil. Here is how:


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