Thoughts on potting soils.
I don’t know if this is the appropriate place/method to ask this question so any advice would be welcome.
I’ve been doing a lot of homework on potting soils before I decide to move forward with Black Gold or any other type of potting soil. Invariably the subject of unwanted bugs etc. comes up so I had this thought.
What if I take whatever soil I decide on and kill the unwanted (along with the desirable) bugs by baking it in an oven to kill everything and then reintroduce the desirable bugs et al when I actually plant the seedlings? I realize that this is a labor intensive approach however I can see any reason why it wouldn’t work.
Many insects can ruin a grow and I really want to take that option out of play by preventing a problem rather than reacting to one down the road.
I’m very interested in opinions and/or criticism of this approach so please don’t hesitate to comment one way or the other here.
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