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How to Clean Plant Containers

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Plant containers are reused over and over for many years. It is important to clean them before reuse as bacteria and fungi build up in them. The bacteria, mainly from fertiliser, can transfer to the next plant and infect it. Soil also contains salts that could discolour the plant containers. Cleaning plant containers properly, be they ceramic, terracotta or plastic, will greatly benefit any plant you grow in them, and ensure strong, healthy plants.

Plant containers are reused over and over for many years. It is important to clean them before reuse as bacteria and fungi build up in them. The bacteria, mainly from fertiliser, can transfer to the next plant and infect it. Soil also…