Sterilizing peat moss/perlite
A friend of mine told me baking the media will prevent algae growth and those weird pests in the soil.
What temperature should I put it in the oven? How long?
Microwave. 4-6" pots, 5 mins. BAM. Heats wayyy more evenly than an oven. The media must be wet for the microwave to work.
Last edited by theplantman; 10-22-2015 at 08:04 AM.
Well.... my microwave got wrecked the last time I used it to sterilize my media. And I haven't got it repaired, so I can only stick to oven for now .
Originally Posted by theplantman
Keep an eye out for craigslist and yard sales. Usually they'll got for like $5. I doubled up on really crappy ones, stick em in the greenhouse, and sterilize twice as fast as if I had one.