Connie
Connie
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Asked on Apr 9, 2019

How to clean flower pots?

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How and why do we need to clean used flower pots that we want to use again

Connie

5 answers
  • Peggy Burnette
    on Apr 9, 2019

    Hi Connie, this is Peggy. I hope this will help you get your flower pots clean and ready for the summer planting. To disinfect pots, soak them in a solution containing one part household bleach to 9 parts water for a minimum of 10 minutes. Then put pots in a dish detergent and water solution. To clean clay pots use steel wool or a wire-bristle brush to remove mineral deposits and other debris.Mar 16, 1994

    Cleaning and Disinfecting Plant Containers | Horticulture and Home ...

    https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/1994/3-16-1994/clean.html

  • Oliva
    on Apr 9, 2019

    To answer the why...it's to clean pots of fungus, mites, etc. that may have overwintered, and give plants a better chance of survival. Healthy plants are less likely to succumb to disease.

  • Dfm
    on Apr 9, 2019

    plants have diseases that can be picked up by being outside, those diseases can be spread to several other plants. having a clean pot and fresh growing medium kinda negates those issues

  • Joy30150932
    on Apr 9, 2019

    Place them in a pail or tub with warm water, a bit of bleach and dish liquid and let soak. Us a rag or brush to remove the dirt from the outside and the inside.

  • Kami
    on Apr 11, 2019

    Love all of our smart hometalkers! The only other thing I do is use my dogs kiddy pool and put several pots in at one time. I have way too many and want to save time. It’s also nice to keep the mess outside.

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