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Re: Mineral collection on terra cotta pots


It's not just lime in the crust, salts too.
Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Mineral collection on terra cotta pots


But isn't this crust of limestone causing the ph of the soil to be effected? I
would think as you water some would leach in?

Donna


----- Original Message
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From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent:
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 1:54:01 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Mineral collection
on terra cotta pots


That's likely the case here, too, Bonnie. Florida's just
a limestone
spur on the continent. Some say if it's not destroyed from
without, it
will be destroyed from within. And they're not talking politics,
although that may be the case also. The spur must look like a natural
sponge
or a proper Swiss cheese--full of holes to accommodate the
up-welling forces
of fresh water, which, of course, further erode the
base. Far scarier than
hurricanes are the sink holes that this
up-welling causes, Whole
neighborhoods can disappear in the blink of an
eye--and without warning, much
like an earthquake or tsunami but
without the hullaballoo and tabloid
headlines.

On Nov 28, 2006, at 12:23 PM, Bonnie Holmes wrote:

In my area,
it is due to high limestone content in water.  I try to use
softened or
rainwater on my potted plants to reduce the mineral
build-up.
I usually
just scrape it off.  A bit of vinegar water will also
dissolve it
but I
wouldn't leave it on too long.

Bonnie Zone 7/7 ETN
Remember:  The River
Raisin, The Alamo, The Maine, Pearl Harbor, 9/11


[Original Message]

From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>

Date: 11/26/2006 9:57:51 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Mineral collection on terra
cotta pots

I looked around a bit and couldn't find anything about
it--except a
few
articles about how to clean it off; none about whether
you should
clean
it off. In theory, I suppose, it would eventually
reduce the porosity
of the pot, which is one of the major benefits of clay
pots. On the
other hand, I kinda like the way it looks, experienced and not
right
off the shelf.


On Nov 26, 2006, at 7:54 AM, Cathy Carpenter
wrote:

Is this simply unsightly, or is it a problem for the plants in
the
pot? If so, what should I do?


Cathy, west central IL, z5b

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Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]


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