Yellowish crusty stuff?

tifflj(6 Pitts, PA)November 25, 2012

What is the yellowish crusty stuff that can appear on the surface of the soil?

Is it harmful?

How can I get rid of it or prevent it?

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silentsurfer(6A OH)

heyTiff !
on MY plants its usually chedder-cheese Popcorn,
(watering gives me the munchies!)
..but hard to say w/out a pic. hehee

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 9:27PM
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Hi Tiff!

Yellow crusty stuff? On 5-1-1???
Haven't seen any myself..


    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 10:55PM
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nankeen(z8b Portland OR)

Do you have very hard water? If you leave a saucer of tap water outside in the summer are there rings of minerals left over? A picture would help.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 12:09AM
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tifflj(6 Pitts, PA)

Pic tomorrow. I do believe we have hard water. In between houses and stating with FIL. I do know the toilet gets a pinkish ring where the water line is and i have never seen this anywhere i lived before.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 12:19AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7


    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 7:43AM
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tifflj(6 Pitts, PA)

Yeah it may very well be, but I am trying to figure this out so I guess it is what it is. I didnt know how else to decipher if they have hard water here and I thought that ring was an indication.

Indont have a picture because I forgot I mixed up the soil. It is mostly on the perlite from what I can see. Looks dirty yellow, is a better color to describe. Bor kind of like cheesey popcorn.. Lol!!

I am going to go with hard water because I did just give a drink/bath to the babies in the kitchen sink with the shower nozzle thing.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 6:03PM
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