What To Do With Your Potting Mix Come Fall?

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The gardening season is almost over, and you're wondering what to do with all the soil and potting mix in your containers, planters and hanging baskets? 

Once you've removed vegetables and their roots, it is recommended to compost the soil or to add it to the garden. Know that it is better not to reuse it as is, and this, for two good reasons: 

  • First, the starter fertilizer, limestone and wetting agent initially contained in the soil are no longer present and therefore cannot promote plant growth or water infiltration in the growing medium. 
  • Second, the soil could be contaminated with a root disease. If it is the case, this disease will be transferred to your new crop, unless it is treated with a fungicide.