Greenhouses forum: Help, help! My greenhouse is turning green!

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Apr 23, 2011 9:46 AM CST
Seems like the surface of every pot in my GH is getting covered with algae. Anyone know how to deal with that problem? Never had that happen before!
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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Apr 23, 2011 5:09 PM CST
You can use a fork and break up the soil around your plant. It's caused by over watering, but when you dry it out you will be left with a hard crust on top that prevents the water to steep in.

The best solution and always works, is transplant the plants into a bigger pot (a little deeper to cover the algae). Problem solved and don't over water

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dogpack
Mar 18, 2012 1:17 PM CST
What are you using to store your plants in the picture? What is hanging from the ceiling or roof? Looks like a nice set-up.

drewtoby
May 4, 2012 7:24 PM CST
You can always just repot your soil, but I don't think that algea will harm any of your plants...
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Name: Sharon Schierling
Frisco, TX (Zone 8a)
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schierling
May 29, 2012 3:23 PM CST
woofie said:Seems like the surface of every pot in my GH is getting covered with algae. Anyone know how to deal with that problem? Never had that happen before!


Wow, I had no idea that can happen. I just put up a green house and am working with a hydroponics system. thanks for alerting me to this, I will definitely be careful about humidity and watering.

Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 29, 2012 4:08 PM CST
Actually, I think the problem may be partly because of our water system here. We really need to flush the system again.
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