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Do I 'disinfect' SOIL that had rose w/crown gall?

phylrae
14 years ago

I have a rose that I found has developed a lot of crown gall....and I have decided to replace it anyway, with a different rose that is coming in a few weeks.

Can I plant a NEW rose in the same place, without taking any kind of measures to disinfect the soil the other one was growing in? Do I dig out all the soil and replace it? Is there something I can put in the soil that would kill the fungus/bacteria? (I am aware that you can remove the crown gall from the infected plant and use a weak bleach solution to disinfect it, but as I said, I am not fond enough of the particular rose to even keep it.)

Thanks! This rose forum is SO helpful!!!

:0) Phyl

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