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Re: birdbath


Hmmmmm, sounds interesting.  I think I have some greensand out in the
garage.  One way or another I'll get that thing cleaned out.
thanks Pam.

Kitty

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 14, 2003 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] birdbath


> Kitty - take a handful of greensand or lava sand or volcanite and put it
> in the birdbath w/ a little water. Take an old pot scrubbie (those green
> things) that you won't use in the kitchen anymore or a good wire or
> scrub brush and scrub it out w/ that. Rinse it all over your plants and
> don't worry - all three of those things are organic and good for your
> soil and your plants. That's what I use. Just my two cents ma'am!!
>
>
> :-D
>
>
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: "Daniel Roman" <djroman@worldnet.att.net>
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Mon, 14 Jul 2003 20:05:43 -0400
>
> >Kitty,
> >
> >I would do the bleach soak but I don't know how you can do it without
> >getting any on the nearby plants. Perhaps you can sponge the bleach
solution
> >around the inside. The amount of bleach in the rinse shouldn't hurt the
> >plants if you do a good rinse and also rinse off the nearby plants.
> >
> > I do it to my bird bath every few weeks as the algae and crud build up.
I
> >use a 1 or 2 bleach to 10 water mix and let it soak for a couple hours
then
> >I just rinse it out onto the lawn. It never seems to bother the lawn but
I
> >do rinse it a few times and the lawn gets the rinse water too. It is
> >important to cover the bird bath during the bleach soak so birds don't
try
> >to drink or bathe.
> >
> >Dan

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