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milknsky
Los Angeles, CA
(Zone 10a)

May 11, 2012
12:00 PM

Post #9119977

Hello I'm a beginner garden and I wanted to ask other memeber how they store left over soil? any tips on where and how?

I was thinking of storing it in a bucket i had but started thinking if it might grow fungus.

This message was edited May 11, 2012 2:58 PM
Dean_W
Central Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 11, 2012
2:15 PM

Post #9120112

A garbage bags would work.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2012
2:39 PM

Post #9120138

I just leave it in the bags outside

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2012
3:03 PM

Post #9120159

If the bag is open, I keep it in a cheap plastic trash can with a lid...

JudyinGA

JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 11, 2012
4:10 PM

Post #9120226

I keep mine in a metal trash can on the deck.
Cearbhaill
Russell, KY
(Zone 6b)

May 12, 2012
6:34 AM

Post #9120794

Trash cans in garage.
One has potting soil, perlite, vermiculite, one has fertilizers, one has orchid bark, moss, charcoal etc.
I have large Brute cans on roller bases so they can roll right out to the patio to be used then rolled right back in.
Dean_W
Central Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 12, 2012
10:02 AM

Post #9120998

I just try not to buy to much at one time unless it is on sale or something.
milknsky
Los Angeles, CA
(Zone 10a)

May 13, 2012
11:27 AM

Post #9122182

thank you so much for the tips

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 13, 2012
2:19 PM

Post #9122318

Mainly ya just want to keep it dry and keep critters out of it, so any container/bag that you can close up will work.
yardener
Greenfield, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 14, 2012
5:21 AM

Post #9122934

Plastic buckets and trash bags, kept out of the rain

JudyinGA

JudyinGA
Newnan, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 14, 2012
10:10 PM

Post #9124278

I don't recommend plastic containers. The squirrels ate right through mine. Guess they wanted to see what was inside.

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