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Name: jody langstraat
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Jodyredrose1
Feb 7, 2016 10:54 AM CST
We want to reuse the soil in a nother pot, for the same type plants. What do we need to do, to get

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Feb 7, 2016 11:08 AM CST
Welcome! @Jodyredrose1. Please restate your question.
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greene
Feb 7, 2016 11:36 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome to All Things Plants Jodyredrose1,

Yes, you can re-use the soil.

Remove the soil from the old pot, dumping it into a pan (or you can use several layers of newspaper). Inspect the soil for any signs of insects. Some people go a little crazy and sterilize the old soil by using boiling water or baking the soil in an oven (stinky!!). Most folks just amend the old soil - mix the old soil with some new compost, slow-release fertilizer, or mix in a bit of new potting soil. Some people add things like bone meal, blood meal, dried manure, etc.

Growing one kind of plant all the time in the same soil will deplete the nutrients used by that type of plant which is why farmers usually rotate crops each year, so keep an eye on the nutrients. One the plants start to form small fruits you may want to add either some liquid fertilizer or slow-release fertilizer.

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woofie
Feb 7, 2016 2:21 PM CST
There are other reasons not to plant the same plants in the same soil year after year, but in this instance greene is correct and it should be fine. I do this sort of thing frequently. For more information on the subject, there's a nice article in Mother Earth News
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/gardening-t...
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Name: jody langstraat
Springfield mo
Jodyredrose1
Feb 7, 2016 3:31 PM CST
Thank you all very much.
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