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bleach mixture on shoes kills soilborne diseases
Photo 5 of 6One way you can protect your plants from disease is to make sure you're not the carrier.

Keep Yourself Clean(5 of 6)

Fungus, bacteria and viruses can travel on your shoes and hands into the garden. A bleach spray for your shoes is a way to prevent soilborne problems. Mix one part bleach to nine parts water in a plastic spray bottle and label it with a permanent marker. Each time you enter the garden, spray a little of the bleach mixture on your shoes to kill any diseases that may be on them. Just be sure you have on your garden clogs or old tennis shoes when you use the spray -- otherwise you'll bleach your shoes.

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