water crystals?

Discussion in 'Water Gardening' started by evelyn, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. evelyn

    evelyn Apprentice Gardener

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    I've just noticed a scattering of jelly type crystals on on of my raised bed (which has garlic and mixed salad plants). From searching on the internet they look like water crystals although I've never used these. It's been raining heavily here (typical Glasgow weather!) and I haven't a clue how they could have got there or if they could be something else. Could they have been dropped by birds or been dormant in the soil which is just basic B & Q compost if I remember correctly. Anyone else ever had anything like this?
     
  2. daitheplant

    daitheplant Total Gardener

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    They are more likely to have been in the compost, Evelyn. compost manufacturers do tend to use them nowadays.:)
     
  3. midnightrose

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    How strange. Like Dai says they may have been in the compost to begin with. Perhaps a UFO left them?! :)
     
  4. evelyn

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    thanks for your help - that would make sense. I didn't think B & Q compost was so advanced! it's doing wonders for my brocolli anyway.

    Evelyn
     
  5. terrier

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    Are you sure they're water crystals? Maybe a slug left them behind after laying them.:eek:
     
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