Question: How is the best way to clean my pots to reuse them?
Answer: We reuse or recylce almost everything here, including all of our pots. We wash all of our pots in a dilute bleach and detergent solution, using very hot water. Place your pots loosely (don’t stack them togeter) in your wash tub, so that they are well covered with water, and soak for at least 20 minutes. The hot water usually does the trick, as far as killing anything that might be harmful to the plants, and the pots can be wiped fairly clean. If you really want to sanitize the pots, use 1 part bleach for every 9 parts water (i.e. 10 percent). This is a strong enough bleach solution to kill most anything.