Old potting soil

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  1. Feb 19, 2018 #1

    swimmer_spe

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    I had some dead plants and from removing the dead plant material and simply dumping out the pot, I have amassed half a garbage can of old potting soil.

    Once the plant died, I let the soil go dry.

    Can it be used for potted plants anymore?

    If not, is it ok to just dump it in the garden outside when winter is over?
     
  2. Feb 19, 2018 #2

    bud16415

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    I save ours in 50# dog food bags. I dump a bag in the wheelbarrow and add some cow manure and dirt in the spring bust it all up with a hoe and mix it good and use it over. Most of the plants you buy potted are just in Peat moss. I never had a problem reusing it.
     
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    Sparky617

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    I compost ours when this happens, but I'd agree with Bud, you can dump it into the garden.
     
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