garden question - fucked up my soil

Hello outbros. I have a question for the garden-literate. A while back I was spraying suds on my plants to kill some aphids, when I did this I didnt cover the pots, some suds got in the soil, my plants got stunted, really messed up my harvests. My question is is there any way I can "fix" this soil? I havent really thrown any of it out. I put it back in my soil mixing tote. I tried adding compost tea powder, egg shells and coffee grinds.. Plants will start and make it past seedling stage but then the growth is super slow compared to new soil. Let me know bros, thank you. God Bless

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I was spraying suds on my plants
    What, just normal soap? That wouldn't usually be enough to cause problems with your soil. That's part of why people recommend it. what else have you added? Is this a potting soil that you bought, or a mineral soil you dug up from the ground and then added stuff to? More info needed.
    Also, maybe check the /homegrowmen/ thread, that's really the best place for gardening questions on PrepHole

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No man, soap will kill the shit out of soil (antimicrobial)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe if you soaked your soil with tons of soap it'd be a problem, but he was just spraying his leaves so presumably it was just trickles and drips that ended up on the soil. A little bit is no problem at all, from my own experience.
        Anyway OP this is why I recommended /homegrowmen/, you're only getting shitty answers here.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It was a lot of soap trust me (op)

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            How many people wash their cars on their lawn every week?
            My lawn has never died.
            The soap isn't the issue dude.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              For the 3rd fucking time, the soil is in a tote inside, used for potted plants. Were not talking about the dirt outside which practically has an endless system of microbes + rain and other shit to wash it out. Go pour soapy water in your potted plants and come back and tell us how great theyre doing. Gtfo of my thread and go try it.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Your soul is probably out of nitrogen
    It's what runs out first most of the time.

    Either repot with new potting mix or learn about soil ecology.

    Buying dirt is cheap and easy, but understanding soil can be as autistic as you like

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nitrogen isnt going to revive microbes and the OP said
      >added coffee grounds
      thats nitrogen.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >He fucked up his soil

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what exactly did you spray?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      read

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >i sprayed suds
        people spray all kinds of toxic shit on their plants because they've read somewhere that soap water helps against aphids.
        without specific information op can't receive a proper answer.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          are you having a stroke? You asked what OP sprayed
          >soap
          then you even answered youre own question and now I dont even know what the hell youre on about. If you dont know soap is antimicrobial = will kill soil, youre not qualified to be in this thread. Also, you need to call 911 for that stroke youre having

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            wait do you not know suds means soap water? Is that the anyeurism of a post I just read?

            Not that guy but
            >soap is one specific chemical
            Retards

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              soap is fuckin soap

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                What kind of soap THOUGH?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                it literally makes no difference, theyre all antimicrobial, assume any kind ???

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Different detergents are going to have different properties that will effect how fucked OP's soil is. E.g. How antimicrobial is it? How soluble is it? What concentration is it? How long is it going to take for chemical/biological degradation to remove it from soil, etc.

                >implying you even know what to do regardless

                Mostly just being uselessly pedantic, yes, but I do know a bit about soil remediation from my degree. OP needs to tell us what he put on his soil and how much soil is affected.
                If it's not that much, he might be able to wash the soil and maybe mix with healthy soil from elsewhere to replace the microbes he killed off

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                And how would one was soil

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                *wash

                With soap

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                gtfo retard lmao

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous
              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You dont remove soap by adding more soap. Fucking hell this board is turning into PrepHole tier trolling.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                can't tell if baiting or autistic

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >trolling on PrepHole
                Pretty sad, dude.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >trolling on PrepHole
                Pretty sad, dude.

                What the fuck is wrong with this board. You just want some woody shit molds like just like you did with the coffee stuff. If you really put in a giant amount of soap you should just buy a bag of soil or two to spread out in your garden. Some new soil is pretry much always a good idea anyway. Just do it and just give it some time.

                woody shit molds what? I forgot to mention I also mixed in a ton of my contaminated and spent mushroom subs and grains, lots of trichoderma. I also am pretty sure I put a small amount of new soil in it before too but as I said in OP, plants still growing really slow not making it far out of seedling stage. Had some tomatos peppers and tomatos in it all year (after treating it w all of the above) and they were very small and weak harvests. Ill keep the soil and keep messing with it though. Im determined theres a solution for this. When I pasteurize it theres usually a sudsy layer on top way more than normal soils foamy layer shit. Maybe I should try some chicken compost in there, I keep forgetting I have access

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Maybe just leave it to rest for a while if you have space? Pollutants get broken down with time (if that's the problem, anyway. Can't imagine there would be enough to affect much unless you spilled loads of soap in it).
                Careful with mixing too much stuff in there. Don't want to make it too rich or fuck with the pH

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                To be clear, this soil isnt outside in ground, its inside in a big tote. The soap is stuck in there unless I do something to remove it

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                How much soil, how much soap?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Its really hard to say but please just assume like a lot of soap. Imagine if I just poured soap directly in the soil. At one point I think I even did spray it directly on the soil thinking "hurrr this will repel soil mites". The plants I did that with died very shortly after

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Maybe put it in a burlap sack or pillowcase and run a load of warm water through it?
                Depends how much soil you've got to deal with

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Finally, that sounds like the best idea so far thanks

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                No clue if it'll actually work but might be worth trying if there really is that much soap in there. Did you use dish soap, OP?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              btw it actually kind of is.
              >found the guy whos never made soap

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >"Salts of fatty acids" are one chemical
                You might be retarded my friend. Also that's only "true" soaps. People use "soap" to refer to loads of different surfactants

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >implying you even know what to do regardless

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          wait do you not know suds means soap water? Is that the anyeurism of a post I just read?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    *wash

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What the fuck is wrong with this board. You just want some woody shit molds like just like you did with the coffee stuff. If you really put in a giant amount of soap you should just buy a bag of soil or two to spread out in your garden. Some new soil is pretry much always a good idea anyway. Just do it and just give it some time.

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