Plant pot sterilising
I need to really clean a lot of plastic plant pots before re-potting my Auriculas. (See the question about root aphids).
Was thinking of bleach, but at what strength?
According to this article -
9 parts water to 1 part bleach
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
We are talking of hundreds of pots here so a hot wash would be a bit difficult. Mind even bleaching them is proving a bit difficult. 9 litres of water and 1 litre of bleach does not make a particularly deep binful. I have done about 1/3 of them so far. Then it rained so I stopped.
Either way it is going to be a long job. but necessary. The root aphids cling to the side of the pots and infect any new compost.
Once these pots are clean I can begin repotting all my Auriculas in clean compost. A fairly big job.