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Reusing old soil in containers?

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I have several large containers with dirt left over from plants that didn't make it. My question -- can I reuse this soil for new plants? If so, is there anything special I should to do prep and/or repair the soil? It seems rather dried up, although weeds seem to be thriving in the containers. Thanks in advance!

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As long as...

the plants in it before didn't die of some disease you can reuse the soil.
First loosen the soil, packed down soil is not good in a container. I would mix in some compost or depending on the container size, a small bag of Miracle Gro potting soil.

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