When it comes to growing plants, a lot of it is trial and error. For example, will my room’s natural level of humidity work for these plants? Am I watering it too much? Not enough? Is it getting enough sunlight? Why is it turning yellow? I have had a couple of plants that just weren’t cut out to live in my fast-paced environment… In other words, they died.
But what do I do with the soil? We can reuse it! Not right away though. Before reusing the soil, it is recommended to sterilize or pasteurize it. This will help in removing any pests and microbes. We have to make sure that we remove any dead roots or plant debris, and break up any clumps before sterilizing it.
There are 2 things you can do:
We are not quite ready to reuse the soil after it has been sterilized. Potting soil can lose its nutrients and structure over time, making it less effective for growing plants. So, how do we reverse this?
Also, keep in mind that some plants may require specific soil conditions, so it’s important to choose the right type of soil for the plants you are growing. Before reusing the soil, moisten it thoroughly and let it sit for a few days to allow the ingredients to settle and the moisture to distribute evenly. By following these steps, you can rejuvenate your potting soil and provide a healthy growing environment for your plants.