Cleaning Gardening Pots Before Replanting

contest winner icon

My Mom gave me this tip. Always scrub out last year's pots with a slight bleach solution to kill any fungus, blight, or other diseases that may have accumulated in your pots from last year's use.

After soaking in a slight bleach mixture, make sure you wash extremely well in HOT water to get rid of the bleach. Then when you plant your new plants they are at less of a risk of picking up disease. This is especially important in container gardening.

Ad
Flag
May 13, 20080 found this helpful

This is good to know. But I was wondering if you can still use the same soil from last years container gardening pots? I have about 6 pots I used last year that still sit on my deck that I would like to reuse this year.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
May 16, 20080 found this helpful

Lisa. I put together a LOT of garden pots each year. And even though the garden center will tell you not to reuse the soil, I could never afford to buy that much each year. So what I do is tap out the soil from each pot into a wheelbarrow or some other large container. From there I break all the bits up, removing any of last years roots & leaves, etc. Then to this I usually add some fresh peat moss and compost if I have it available. So, my mixture is probably 75 % old & 25 % new. Then just plant as usual. I have never scrubbed or bleached my pots (There is just too many LOL) thought I have heard this before.

Enjoy your garden pots.

Trish in CT

5/16/08

2:34pm

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related
In This Article
Foot and Shovel Digging to Plant in Garden
Tips for Potting Plants
Categories
Home and Garden Gardening ContainerMay 12, 2008
Guides
Replanting an Uprooted Tree
Replanting an Uprooted Tree
Dirty Pots and Pans
Cleaning Pots and Pans
Terra Cotta Pots
Saving Money on Terra Cotta Pots
Small Walled Garden
Gardening in Small Spaces
More
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on November 30, 2016 at 7:37:57 PM on 10.0.2.48 in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!