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Re: 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!!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Daniel Roman" <djroman@worldnet.att.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 14 Jul 2003 20:05:43 -0400

>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.
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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