On never reusing potting soil

Rodger Whitlock totototo@telus.net
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:55:41 PST
Try throwing spent potting soil, esp. that from seed pots, onto some more-or-
less waste area where strays and interlopers won't matter.

Bob Woodward and Jim MacPhail used to toss their old seed pot contents on a 
grassy slope in front of their house, and ended up with a marvelous planting of 
all sorts of things that decided to germinate once thrown away. Spent soil from 
pots of geophytes will behave similarly because you invariably miss a few small 
offsets when repotting.

This is called making lemonade from lemons.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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