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So I have been gardening for about 4 years. raised beds. This year I did 30 containers around my deck. I used potting soil. I grew Tomatoes, okra, peppers ,kale, Brussels sprouts and eggplant. everything did great. my question is for next year, can I use the same soil next year or should I put that soil into the raised beds and start with new.
 
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So I have been gardening for about 4 years. raised beds. This year I did 30 containers around my deck. I used potting soil. I grew Tomatoes, okra, peppers ,kale, Brussels sprouts and eggplant. everything did great. my question is for next year, can I use the same soil next year or should I put that soil into the raised beds and start with new.
The only reason to not use the old potting soil is if it were somehow diseased by a fungus or something. Just remember to fertilize. On my wife's annuals I just dump the old potting soil into a wheelbarrow, fertilize it, mix it up and put it back into clean containers. I use the same potting soil for years only adding a little new potting soil each year.
 
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thanks Chuck What fertilizer have you found works best for container planting
 
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If you need to fill your raised beds anyway, then fill them with your container soil and start again.
This way, you do not build up nutrient imbalances, you do not give repeated opportunities to pests to build up and you lessen the likelihood of fungal diseases, like club root, or fusarium wilt from gaining hold.
If you do not need to fill your raised beds, then it's simplest, as far as possible, to rotate your crops in the containers, although some may be more suited to some plants than others, especially regarding root depth.
 
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You can always sterilize it with vinegar it’s always works for me hunny.
 

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