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      chris_long73
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      Hello, has anyone tried to bake their eco earth that’s not in brick form? If so, how’d you do it and what temperature and time did you do it at?

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      Zoodulcis
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      Howdy, Eco-earth should not need to be baked right out of the package.  However, if you are trying to recycle it, I would bake it in an oven pre-heated to 250 degrees F for 1/2 hour.  Spread it out on a cookie sheet no more than 2 inches deep and distribute it evenly.  The eco-earth should also be uniformly dry in advance, with no wet clumps. Once baked evenly at the temperature recommended (and pre-heated is important or it might not be sufficient) then that should kill all molds, fungi and bacteria.  Then it should be ready for a reincarnation.  After two bakings, I would discard it before it turns to powder.

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