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Can I reuse seed starting mix?

Posted by jennieboyer 8 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 17, 13 at 8:37

Hi - I have some seeds that did not germinate. I want to reuse the pots - is it OK to use the same soil, or do I need to change that out?

The seeds were older, so I think that's probably the issue with germinate, in case that matters.


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RE: Can I reuse seed starting mix?

From the same question a couple of weeks back:

It works fine as long as there were no symptoms of contamination - molds, fungi, etc. in the previous use.
Some advocate dousing it with boiling water before re-use.


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RE: Can I reuse seed starting mix?

You may be surprised when the seeds that did not germinate, do so when the mix is used the next time. Not usually a problem, if you are not surprised. Al


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RE: Can I reuse seed starting mix?

  • Posted by tanyuu (5/6 - South IN) (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 18, 13 at 11:05

Should be okay- I do it all the time! I sometimes get little 'surprises' but that's part of the fun.


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