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  Re: soil sterilizers
From: grsjr at juno.com (George R Stilwell, Jr.) on 1997.09.02 at 01:28:39(1143)

The electric soil sterilizer is commonly called a 'crock pot'. They used
to be very popular so you may find one stored somewhere around the house.
If not, Kmart or Walmart should have them.

You also need a meat thermometer to measure the soil temperature so you
know when to start timing the treatment. Actually the soil shouldn't be
sterilized, rather it should be pasteurized. As I recall, it should be at
180 deg. F. for at least 20 minutes or something like that.

I've used crock pots for years, ever since I nearly got divorced for
smelling up the house with soil in the oven. I keep the crock pots
safely in the garage where a slight odor is permissible.


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