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    Plants need to be repotted because not only does the nutrient quality of medium deteriorate with age, but the structural qualities as well. Soil compacts and loses it's ability to hold air and water. It also fills with dead and decaying root matter. In the wild, things like annual plants and tree roots work to expand and refresh the soil, storms wash up the topsoil and mix it with newly dead plant matter, and creatures dig burrows and forage just below the surface. All of this yields a very diverse strata for wild plants to grow in. In a pot, you only have a few plants, and typically they deplete the soil in similar ways, so the soil must be changed regularly or appropriate associate plants must be added.
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    ok
    that makes no logic

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]storms wash up the topsoil and mix it with newly dead plant matter
    so the plants dead leaved decaying on the soil surface isnt sufficent, nor is overhead watering? OK. so there not adequate. SO ill ad a WORM



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    that makes no logic

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    I thought CPs didn't need nutrients in the soil.. ?
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    lol me too. i doint mention it because i dont want to sound disrespectfull
    that makes no logic

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    I thought repotting had to do with several factors. Repotting every year encourages root growth by disturbing the roots (something I remember hearing no solid evidence though) It also helps aerate the soil. Remeber plants don't grow in pure granulated peat moss in the wild. It also keeps the soil from breaking down and helps keep minerals from building up I'd imagine. All speculation though.

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    Makes sense.
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    yeh
    that makes no logic

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