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Sterilizing seed starting flat

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#1 sgt. rock

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:08 AM

I have a seed starting set-up called an "APS40",its a block of foam w/ 40 1" or 2" square holes that hold the soil,a foam riser/platform that the first block sits on,a cloth-like cappilary mat,a bottom tray that holds the water and a clear plastic cover.Its been sitting in my garage for 3 or 4 years onder a pile of other gardening shit.Anyway,whats the best/easiest way to sterilize it? Is it o.k. to spray it with Lysol as long as it evaporates completley? Does Lysol evaporate COMPLETLEY? (100% i.e. no residue or any trace of chemicals remain)
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#2 the_other_chap


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Posted 13 May 2005 - 06:15 AM

I wouldn't bother sterilising it if I were you (I assume you'll be starting seeds in it?)
A good wash should remove anything that's going to be harmful to your plants.
If you really want to sterilise it, I'd suggest a soak in weakish bleach solution and a thorough rinse.

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