‘Tis the Season


Gsctea Well, it’s happened.  I accidentally started my holiday shopping today.  Damn. I hate early, organized shoppers, and now I might be turning into one.  But there they were–two cute pop-up books, one about butterflies and another about spiders–who could resist?  Some yet-to-be-determined niece or nephew will be getting pro-bug propaganda from me this year.

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  1. I’m doing fine on compost (I’ve a horse farm and have a large scale compost program going… as a neccesity else I’d be covered up). I’m curious what, if anything, you experts might suggest in the way soil sterilization?

    All spring and summer it seems like I buy potting soil (good stuff) for my hot house, seeds and potted plants. Sometimes plants fail. Sometimes they don’t emerge. Sometimes cuttings don’t take. Anyway, I wind up with garbage cans full of “used” soil. I don’y know about nematods and bacteria and all that… but I keep thinking I should do something with this dirt before I reuse it.

    Sterilization? Whatdaya think? I need some expertise.

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