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Jun 8, 2020 11:18 AM CST
Teaneck, Northern NJ (Zone 7a)
I have old bags of topsoil in a crawlspace, some part used, some never opened. Do they lose their potency over time, or, even worse, become rotted and harmful ?

Since its not a casual thing to just go and pick up fresh ones these days, I'd like to use them.
What risk would I be taking for grass, flowers, ferns, etc. ?
Jun 8, 2020 11:34 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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It should be fine.
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Jun 8, 2020 11:45 AM CST
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
What ever they were new, they still are.
Jun 8, 2020 12:08 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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The only possible thing that could be wrong with it would be some insect infestation.
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Jun 8, 2020 3:53 PM CST
Teaneck, Northern NJ (Zone 7a)
No arguments there. Thanks to all who replied so promptly.
Jun 8, 2020 4:01 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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As long as you use it outside, you will be fine.
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