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    How do you sterlize your media?

    I usually I measure my peat and pour boiling water on it prior to adding anything else. I break up the peat when it is in the water to keep the dust down and then add whatever I need for the mix I am making. How do you do it?
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    I don't. I just change it often..

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    I don't.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    I use to not bother, but a few mixes a go I had some type of bug that had to have laid eggs in the peat. Root eaters.
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    When I had far more time on my hands than the present, I ran my peat-based composts through a pressure cooker at 15 pounds for thirty minutes. Nothing, not even the toughest nematode or fungal spore survived that treatment for long. I did that primarily for starting seed and occasionally for plants.

    Now, as another post suggested, I don't bother; and I replace most of my compost annually . . .
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    I've never sterilized anything, just washed it out with some RO water.
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