You can run anything through an autoclave (or pc for the home mad scientist) if you're so inclined. It would be more trouble than it's worth, but you could conceivably fluff it up, pack it into containers loosely and hit it with 15-22 PSI for an hour and have sterile potting soil.Originally posted by skinheaddave
You can't sterilize potting soil -- or any soil for that matter. That's why they use vermiculite when a sterile growing medium is needed, as you can run it through the autoclave.
You can, but the results will be far from perfect. If you want me to get the references for this one, I can ask the supervising prof for the PhD candidate I worked for this summer. I was told that you can not sterlize soil 100% and I have no reason not to believe them.Originally posted by Code Monkey
You can run anything through an autoclave (or pc for the home mad scientist) if you're so inclined.
Well, if you want a balanced view of life, you are looking to the wrong person. I'm madder than your average scientist.Originally posted by Code Monkey
OTOH, there's sterile and there's sterile, and for the average home mad scientist, the first will do just fine.