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cleaning a container

Posted by uaskigyrl 7 (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 14, 13 at 17:36

Hi All,
I grew a rutger tomato plant in a 20 gallon customer. My plant had gotten some sort of wilt so I ended up pulling it up. My question is, do I dump the soil? I read that wilt can last in the soill for a long time but I'm also wondering if keeping the container outside through MD winter if it will killmit? Also, if I dump it out, how do I clean it to get rid of the disease?


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RE: cleaning a container

Dump the soil and scrub down the container with a bleach solution. Tomato wilts/blights can be extremely persistent in the soil, which is why they recommend rotating solanaceous crops every year.

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