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Yellowish crusty stuff?

Posted by tifflj 6 Pitts, PA (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 25, 12 at 20:55

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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RE: Yellowish crusty stuff?

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


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Hi Tiff!

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

Charlie


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  • Posted by nankeen z8b Portland OR (My Page) on
    Mon, Nov 26, 12 at 0:09

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.


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  • Posted by tifflj 6 Pitts, PA (My Page) on
    Mon, Nov 26, 12 at 0:19

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.


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TMI


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  • Posted by tifflj 6 Pitts, PA (My Page) on
    Mon, Nov 26, 12 at 18:03

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.


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