Soil and Compost forum→White ring in pots

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Aug 3, 2018 5:20 AM CST
Hi all, I am new to this site and was just wondering what could be causing my pots to be going like this. Most of my pots have this, and I have tried scrubbing them, but it doesn't seem to work. It is normally just at the soil level, and you can see it just over the soil level. I have tried searching online, and they all return results with mould in the soil. I cannot seem to find a straight answer. Thank you in advance Thank You!
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Name: Larry
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Aug 3, 2018 6:57 AM CST
Try vinegar to help clean the pots. It looks like mineral salts or calcium buildup from fertilizer.
canada 4b (Zone 8a)
Oct 5, 2018 10:45 PM CST
The singlemost common mold in the world is white like that and is the primary degrader of biological material. It literally is everywhere. If it is showing up as a mold and that is not a mineral deposit as suggested earlier, you might consider simply not feeding it. Super soils- man made and over rich - literally could be the issue.
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