Outdoor garden containters - Knowledgebase Question

Haltom City, Te
Question by cinnamonred
March 6, 2010
My husband would like to reuse garden containers we planted annuals and perennials in last year, how do we prepare the pot. He remember an article in the newspaper about a solution to use like water and vinegar, not sure.

Answer from NGA
March 6, 2010


The easiest solution to use for cleaning and sterilizing your containers is to mix one part bleach and 9 parts of water together. Start by scrubbing the containers to remove old potting soil debris and mineral deposits. Once they are clean, either pour in the water/bleach solution and swish it around, then empty and rinse with plain water, or set them in a sink filled with the water/bleach solution, then rinse and air dry. Your pots should be almost good as new.

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