frozen soil

kawaiineko_gardener(5a)January 17, 2010

I did container gardening last year. In the shed is a some miracle grow potting mix that I have leftover from last year's growing season. Now I'd like for it not to go to waste, but what's left of it is frozen solid.

I'm just afraid when it thaws it'll be muddy and not suitable for gardening. Now I'm wondering if when it does thaw it'll be suitable for gardening?

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annpatt

Yes, it will be fine, and so would the soil that you used last year in your pots. I save my potting soil from year to year in an outdoor "soil" bin.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2010 at 4:30PM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

If that potting soil is frozen the only problem with it is that there is too much moisture in it. Once it thaws and dries some it should be fine for use in pots and containers.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2010 at 8:13AM
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kawaiineko_gardener(5a)

How do I dry out the soil once it thaws?

    Bookmark   January 19, 2010 at 4:33PM
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jonhughes(So.Oregon)

Is Ashton Kutcher around ???
Are we being "PUNKED" ;-)

Put the soil in a container with some vegetation and add water.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2010 at 7:45PM
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Lloyd

If it was fine before it froze, it will be fine after it thaws. No significant moisture has been added nor taken away just because it froze.

Lloyd

    Bookmark   January 19, 2010 at 7:53PM
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Steven Laurin & Company

I'm beginning to see a pattern with kawaiineko_gardener that justaguy2 warned everyone about in other forums . . .

    Bookmark   January 19, 2010 at 8:12PM
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kqcrna(z6 SW Oh)

OK, you guys lost me.

But that frozen soil might well get moldy, fungus-y when it thaws. I would sterilize it before use, but that's just me.

Karen

    Bookmark   January 19, 2010 at 10:10PM
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Lloyd

I too did not understand. I did an 'all forum' search using the OP and justaguy2, now I understand.

Lloyd

    Bookmark   January 20, 2010 at 7:04AM
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kqcrna(z6 SW Oh)

OK, did the search. I'm enlightened. I don't spend enough time on some of the forums to have understood.

Holy crap! Did JAG2 really buy a troll 3 earth boxes and potting medium? I am flabbergasted.

Because Jag2 has been such a knowledgeable and helpful gardener for so long I want to believe he's just an extremely generous person. Otherwise I'd question his sanity. JAG2, you might be the nicest guy on the 'net.

Karen

    Bookmark   January 21, 2010 at 8:21AM
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borderbarb

Kaw....gardener -- From MI with frozen soil from LAST YEAR. Someone else may be using your very unique online moniker.
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/flgard/msg0317365016435.html
That thread post from March of 09 was asking about cool and warm sseason veggies for FLORIDA.\///////
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Again from FLORIDA in April '09
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/herbs/msg04231734597.html

    Bookmark   January 21, 2010 at 11:16AM
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Steven Laurin & Company

Doing a search will not provide full enlightenment, since some threads have been edited.

After trying to locate one of these threads in particular, I discovered that the hostile posts, have been edited out - apparently by the mods.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2010 at 11:55AM
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kqcrna(z6 SW Oh)

I got enough to see the dates and different locations, many, many recurring threads with similar type questions. Got the gist of it.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2010 at 6:09PM
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cowgirl2

FYI

Here is a link that might be useful: kawaii neko

    Bookmark   January 22, 2010 at 3:49PM
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kawaiineko_gardener(5a)

Just to clarify I never asked him to send the earthboxes to me, he CHOSE to. He suggested that I used earthboxes for container gardening because it'd simplify things immensely for me with container gardening.

I told him "I don't know what an earthbox is, and I can't afford to container garden using earthboxes". That wasn't
in any shape or implying to him "I'm broke and I want you
to send earthboxes to me; I was just telling him WHY
using earthboxes wasn't a viable option for me with container gardening.

I don't see him as nice like you do; he called me a douche and the scum of the earth and basically the most ungrateful person ever. He overlooked the fact that when I made the inquiry to him regarding that I was interested in his offer,
I said thank you BEFORE he even sent the earthboxes.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2010 at 2:17PM
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borderbarb

Kawii neko -- I am curious about the posts LAST YEAR ['09]giving FL as your zone and this current post ['10] giving MI as your zone, with comment about frozen miracle grow potting mix from LAST YEAR. Did you garden in both states last year? Reverse-Snow Bird? In FL for spring, summer and in MI for winter?

    Bookmark   January 23, 2010 at 4:34PM
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