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Disinfect Pots And Tools

Disinfect Gardening Tools Using Hydrogen Peroxide

Did you know that bacteria and other microorganisms can linger on your gardening tools and spread the disease to your healthy plants? If you discover a diseased plant or root rot, the pot and any tools you used to tend to the plants are likely covered in the disease-causing microorganisms, too. For example, all gardeners know that one of the best ways to prevent the spread of fungus and other plant diseases is to prune out the infected parts. However, once you make a cut in the diseased plant, fungus spores and other pathogens can cling to your shears. When you move on to prune a healthy plant, you could inadvertently end up transferring diseases to your healthy plants via the infected shears.

Disinfect Pots and Gardening Tools Using Hydrogen Peroxide 3%

Simply follow these steps:

  1. 1

    Mix 2:1 ratio of water to Hydrogen Peroxide 3% – Oxygen Plus for PlantsTM . Pour the solution directly into the pot.

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    Thoroughly wipe the sides of the pot—make sure you wear gloves while doing this.

  3. 3

    You can also soak your tools in the pot.

  4. 4

    Dump the Hydrogen Peroxide 3% – Oxygen Plus for PlantsTM, mix it out and thoroughly rinse the pot and tools.

  5. 5

    Dry it the pot and tools completely with a towel.

So, what do you do? Throw the shears out? Turn to chemical-laden disinfects? Thankfully, that’s not necessary when you have an effective, safe disinfect at your disposal. [hpplants] is an effective disinfectant that is completely non-toxic to plants and safe to use around your whole family, including your pets. Hydrogen peroxide (H202) is similar in chemical structure to water (H20)—the difference is that hydrogen peroxide contains two oxygen atoms instead of one. It’s environmentally friendly, biodegrades completely into just oxygen and water, and doesn’t contain any chlorine, alcohols, acids, or other dangerous chemical additives found in traditional cleaning products.

Don’t let its gentle nature fool you—hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria, viruses, mould spores, yeast, and fungi. Simply treat all pots before reusing them and any tools that have become contaminated. Using hydrogen peroxide to disinfect your gardening tools is a quick, cost-effective, and easy way to help prevent the transmission of disease in your garden. There’s no need for heavy duties sanitiser—[hpplants] will get the job done.

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