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Post  walshevak on 6/3/2011, 8:14 am

What's the best way to get all the MM out of the root ball when I pull up spent plants. Just shaking does seem to be doing it for me. Does it work better if I pull the plants and let the roots dry before shaking out.? Or would swishing in a bucket of water and then pouring that back into the garden work better. I want to save all my precious MM.


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Post  Furbalsmom on 6/3/2011, 2:09 pm

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I just shake the roots and maybe run my fingers thru them too in order to retain as much MM as possible.
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Post  AZDYJ2K on 6/3/2011, 3:39 pm

I shake as much as possible out. Then I usually throw the root ball into my compost bin. No waste.
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 6/3/2011, 4:10 pm

Shake first, rinse second. I rinse the while watering the other plants. But, I like your bucket swishing idea.
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