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Dubious about potting soil

If you are worried about microbes or arthropods hitching a ride in your soil, you can always sterilize it in the oven. This source suggests 180-200*F for 30 min.
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I would like to find a new use for my left over sm pet bedding (unused of course. )

My first thought on repurposing the supplies is to find another bunny caretaker who could use them. Maybe they can give you some bunny waste in return, which does not need to be composted and can be ...
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1 vote

Avocado leaves wilting ,turning Brown

Is it effective to do a pH test only avocado plant? If pH is all you need to know, sure! There are other nutrient measures you might care about, which a fuller soil-test would tell you about. What ...
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COIR + Compost as a simple/crude potting mix analog?

I think that would work okay. I use a modified soil block recipe from Penn State extension for soil blocks, which was: Ingredient Amount Peat / Coir 8 qt. Perlite 5 qt. Compost 5 qt. Garden Soil ...
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Green onions planted in potting soil smell intensely of potting soil

I am a little distrustful of many commercial bagged potting composts. That said, last year I did need to buy some bags of compost for some new raised beds and the organic material that came out of the ...
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