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I discovered a jelly like substance on the soil of some of my pots. Any idea what it could be?



Did you use water retaining granules when you potted them up ? If so, this is probably some of that, it has swelled up, and that is what it looks like when in the soil.

18 Feb, 2011


cinderella's suggestion is the most likely one - otherwise it could just be algae or slime mould.

18 Feb, 2011


Yes, probably water-ret. gel. It stays small during summer (too dry I suppose) but as soon as the autumn rains come it swells up (each piece can be the size of a hazelnut) and slimes it's way up to the surface of the compost. I just brush it off!

18 Feb, 2011


I just push it back into the compost!

18 Feb, 2011

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