Reusing potting soil
Hover_fly125 Posts: 13
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.
Spread it around the garden
I would but I don't have a garden just space for pots.
I wouldn't re- use it in a pot if it's been stagnant.
You have just had three people giving you the best advice.
And before you reuse the pots drill some Large holes in the base!