What can I do with old potting soil?

  7 answers
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Apr 10, 2017
    You can use it again though overtime the nutrients will deplete, you can mix in new compost to restore its value...best of luck!

  • Jamie Boyce Jamie Boyce on Apr 10, 2017
    In addition to the previous post, you can also use it to amend your soil, spread in a planter box, or place it in a your compost bin. If it has never been used, it is still good. I have never had a problem with potting soil 'expiring'.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 10, 2017
    I use it in the bottom of my pots and add new soil before I plant

  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 10, 2017
    i use my used potting mix to fill in low spots in my yard.


  • Elaine Elaine on Apr 11, 2017
    I sometimes do the same as Janet (Smithtown) but more often, do the same as Dfm (Cascade).

  • Cat Cat on Apr 11, 2017
    every spring i just throw mine in the front garden. when i'm ready to plant there i try and work it in the existing soil

  • Judy R Gatewood Judy R Gatewood on Apr 22, 2017
    Start composting or raising worms. Mix with seed when reseeding yard.