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Q.Snowball bush died from fungus. I’ve been told I cannot plant another snowball in its place because of this.

Zone Buffalo NY 14214 | Anonymous added on June 5, 2020 | Answered

Is there anything I can do to sterilize the soil so that I can plant another snowball there?
This bush has been beautiful and healthy. But we’ve had continuous rain and it succumbed.
I will miss it.

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Answered on June 6, 2020

You can kill many disease organisms by solarization. That takes from 4 to 6 weeks. Then you should be ready for fall planting.

Here are two articles that should help.



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