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Reusing potting soil

Hi. I made a rookie mistake last year by buying containers without drainage holes. I planted plants last year and they did fine without the holes until winter came. 

Obviously all the plants rotted off standing in stagnant water and I've disposed of them. 

Can I save the soil? I have taken it out of said pots, taken out any root balls and left to dry in a huge shallow container in the sun.

Do you think I can use it again for new plants or is it best just to chuck it?

Thanks in advance.


  • B3B3 Posts: 25,230

    Spread it around the garden

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3 says:

    Spread it around the garden

    See original post

     I would but I don't have a garden :( just space for pots.

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,230

    I wouldn't  re- use it in a pot if it's been stagnant. 

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • cornellycornelly Posts: 970

    You have just had three people giving you the best advice.

  • staffsmagsstaffsmags Posts: 230

    And before you reuse the pots drill some Large holes in the base!

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