Re: How to clean flower pots

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Posted by Newt on June 16, 2003 at 22:22:04:

In Reply to: How to clean flower pots posted by Kelly on June 10, 2003 at 10:39:55:

: Several of my housplant pots have developed "mold" along the tops and bottoms. Is there anything I can use to clean this off and prevent it from happening in the future?

: Thanks!

Hi Kelly,
Many pots also get a build up of minerals and salts. I use a mix of nine parts hot water and one part bleach and scrub with a stiff brush. Be sure and wear old clothes as the bleach will splatter. Then wash with soap and water and rinse well.

This really can't be prevented. It does help to use a natural fertilizer like seaweed or fish emulsion.


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