How many times can I recycle my Soil??
As many times as you want. Keep that carbon footprint down.
Just sterilize and amend before each use. Happy growing.
How do you sterilize your soil before reusing??
Milk and garlic drench will kill most pathogens and bugs. If you’re really concerned you can literally cook it in the oven. The last method is a hydrogen peroxide and water soak but I don’t personally like using that one.
Curious, why do you not like hydrogen peroxide? I ask because I have used and had good luck. Side not, I do not really sterilize soil unless it is for clone or seedlings (small batches).
I don’t like hydrogen peroxide because it kills the good bacteria and mychorrizae too. Baking, the milk drench, and the garlic drench preserve some of the good bacteria and mychorrizae so you don’t have to amend the soil as much when you reuse it.
Only downside to the garlic drench is that it increases the acidity of your soil but you can fix that with amending with lime to bring ph up.
Thanks for the info, always interesting to hear others input and ideas regarding steps I use.