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By Spunro
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Can you re-use old soil by mixing it in with new soil to revitalise it? How do you know when soil is old?
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You can reuse it by mixing with fresh soil. You can tell peat is old when it changes from a brown course texture to a black, sticky one. Also, the soil will start to have a sulphur smell to it.
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thanks! i wasnt sure if i had to throw out a bunch of soil each time or not, I’ll reuse my VFTS old soil as it doesn’t smell/look funny yet
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