What's your question? Ask

Soil Problems

Q.Soil Sterilization and Nutrients

Anonymous added on May 7, 2011 | Answered

I have some potting soil and a bit of sea soil. How can I sterilize (kill the mold, especially) it so it isn’t wasted and I don’t have to buy more? Will it have nutrients in it after the sterilization?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 8, 2011

You can place about 4 inches of soil in a shallow, oven-safe pan covered with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 180 degrees F. to sterilize the soil.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Soil Problems
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert