Question by  romesh (2)

Are you supposed to change the soil in potted plants every so often?

I have a pot that has really compact dirt in it. Should I change the soil? Does the hardness of the soil now mean it has no nutrients?


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

You can add some vermiculite to the soil, so it won't be so compact. Give it a good dose of fertilizer and it will loosen up. This should take care of the problem. If you fell that you should change the dirt throw the old dirt into your garden, not in the rubbish.


Answer by  SunnyStars (836)

You're supposed to change-out the soil in potted plants. Potted plants eventually use up all of the nutrients in the soil. Carefully loosen the root-ball, re-pot the plant in a larger pot using an equal mix of potting-soil and homemade organic-compost. Water the dirt, keep the soil moist until re-established.


Answer by  Lilac (11)

Some plants will die if you change their soil. However, if the soil is so hard that water won't soak into it, you should change the soil.


Answer by  cody (1331)

the soil in a potted plant gets used up very slow so you dont have to change it for like a year.

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