Do you have to wash out flower pots to reuse?

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  • Kim Kim on Sep 23, 2017
    I never have and my plants have done OK.

    : )

  • Kdblaisdell Kdblaisdell on Sep 23, 2017
    I, unfortunately, haven't had the same luck as Kim. I wash mine to keep any disease from transferring.

  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Sep 23, 2017
    It's always highly recommended. If they are clay, you can even add a little bleach to your cleaning solution, rinse and set in a sunny spot to dry.

  • Ellis Ellis on Sep 23, 2017
    I often just hose them off, but I always wash out, with water and a little bleach, the pots that plants have not done well in. I just make a bucket of water, detergent and bleach, immerse them, clean out with an old dish brush, then rinse and let dry.

  • Mary O'Brien Mary O'Brien on Sep 23, 2017
    No, but it's best to do so.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 23, 2017
    No, that used to be recommended, but not any more........

  • I do, to make sure that there are no bugs or mold that might have been a problem in the past. Typivally I sterilize before storage and rinse before new use.

  • Patti Patti on Sep 23, 2017
    Thanks I was wondering the same thing. Guess you can tell I'm a Newbie. LOL gotta love the Newbie

  • Elaine Elaine on Sep 23, 2017
    I always wash pots in hot sudsy water just in case the previous plant had any sort of disease which may not have been visible to the human eye. It only takes a few minutes and you have reduced the risk of infecting the "new plant"!

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Sep 24, 2017
    Yes, please do as sometimes there are diseases in the old soil that may effect the new plant.

  • Les30028356 Les30028356 on Sep 24, 2017
    I WOULD AND USE A MILD BLEACH SOLUTION TO KILL ANY FUNGUS OR OTHER ORGANISMS THAT MIGHT AFFECT THE PLANTS HEALTH.