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Soil Management

How to reuse potting soil

Potting soil that has been used for one season to grow tomatoes, or for more than one or two seasonsĀ for growing other plants can be recycled. One good method is to add it to a compost pile.

You can also refresh a pot by thoroughly mixing in about one-third by volume of new potting soil and adding fertilizer.

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