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Old 04-11-2009, 09:18 AM   #85 (permalink)
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Default Re: How-To: Mineralized Soil Substrate, by Aaron Talbot

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Originally Posted by d_golem View Post
That's good then.

One more question, Aaron. Do I need to wait 1-2 days each time I re-soak the soil? Or is it ok just to introduce water to the soil, stir it around really well, then lay it out on the tarp straight away to dry?

Thx mate
Sorry I'm just responding now, this must have slipped past me.

The reason for the soaking phase is to "rinse" any fertilizers or pesticides or any other chemicals that might be present in the soil. If you're comfortable that those are in the soil you are using you can just wet the soil down again and let it dry. I would still stir it around a bit to make sure it all gets exposed to the air.
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