Steralised secatures.

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Kleftiwallah

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Steralised secatures.
« on: September 02, 2023, 11:51 »
Good morning everyone,
Is the a solution into which I can plunge my old trusty secatures for a variable length of time to keep them steralised but not send them rusty?

Cheers,  Tony. :mellow:
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Re: Steralised secatures.
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2023, 20:07 »
I'm not aware of a liquid solution you can leave them in, no.

But you could always wipe them with Jeyes fluid or other disinfectant on a rag??
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Steralised secatures.
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2023, 02:20 »
Trisodium phosphate, a.k.a. TSP, if it is allowed there.

If you just want to sterilize the blades, a boiling water bath will do, or if the whole tool is metal, no plastic handles, boil water in a frying pan and submerse the whole tool.
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Re: Steralised secatures.
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2023, 09:02 »
Good morning Subversive_plot,
no idea about the chemical you mentioned and I'm just pruning not carrying out brain surgery! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Cheers,  Tony.

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Re: Steralised secatures.
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2023, 11:43 »
I think a wipe in between plants with an antiseptic wipe is sufficient. I think that is the RHS advice to clean between plants, they might recommend a substance, but I donít think you need to leave them soaking in anything.

Hereís what I found on the RHS for you
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ď Apply a suitable disinfectant such as Jeyes fluid, Citrox or Propellar to all used blades. To successfully kill pathogens, leave for 15-20 minutes before wiping off
Dry with an old towel and then oil, remembering that any brush or cloth should also be disinfected
Donít forget your boots, remove contaminated soil and disinfect the solesĒ
« Last Edit: September 03, 2023, 11:46 by snowdrops »
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Re: Steralised secatures.
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2023, 17:11 »
Good morning Subversive_plot,
no idea about the chemical you mentioned and I'm just pruning not carrying out brain surgery! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Cheers,  Tony.

Trisodium phosphate is a common cleaning product. Please don't ask for help if your response back will be to post rude replies.

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Re: Steralised secatures.
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2023, 21:19 »
We use to have TCP ( boss called it TomCat Pee) smelt  like it to used it to sterilise pruning /grafting knives and securtare blades  jezza

 

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