[Market-farming] cleaning pots and trays

Road's End Farm organic87 at frontiernet.net
Sat Jan 14 22:21:54 EST 2012

Are you using a sterilized potting mix, or a live compost based mix?  
If the latter, you might be able to do what I do, which is just wash  
them out well with plain water and not worry about trying to sterilize  
the pots; the beneficials will probably take care of any of the  
problems (presuming it's a good healthy soil mix, that is.) If you're  
using a sterile mix, then I think you might have to sterilize the pots.

-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale

On Jan 13, 2012, at 9:59 PM, Don Lareau wrote:

> Does anyone have suggestions about cleaning used pots in a certified
> organic system?  Can you use a dilute bleach if it is rinsed and  
> dried?
> OR is there still residue?  Any affordable natural concoctions that  
> work?
> Thanks,
> Don
> Don Lareau
> Zephyros Farm and Garden
> 11466 3725 Rd.
> Paoina, Co. 81428
> www.zephyrosfarmandgarden.com

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