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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:28 am    Post subject: White powder in lettuce roots Reply with quote

It is a sort of greasy, white powder that floats on water and collects on top of the soil. It appears to come from arround the roots of letuces that have gone to seed. It's nothing I've put in the soil, but I've noticed it in previouse years. It has never done any visible dammage to the plants (as far as I can see). I thought it was some sort of fungus spore, but I am wondering now if it's something peculiar to lettuce roots since I've never seen quite the same on anything else. :?:
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:53 pm    Post subject: lettuces Reply with quote

the white liquid comes from the lettuce plants itself years ago the used the white liquid to make pain killers.the newer varieties don't produce as much of the white liquid a did the lettuce plants years ago.
its harm less don't worry about it
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:53 pm    Post subject: white powder on lettuce roots Reply with quote

Dinahdabble
The white POWDER you mention I used to find sometimes in lettuces years ago and I considered it a harmless fungus. Never gave me any trouble.

but it could be MILDEW if it was the plants would rot at the base.

Nemo!
With respect, Dinahdabble said POWDER not FLUID. You are right that the white fluid has pain-killing properties. So has meadowsweet and willow and others with such chemicals as are now available in Asprin lol Razz

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:57 pm    Post subject: Re: white powder on lettuce roots Reply with quote

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Nemo!
With respect, could you look again at this thread and confirm you have triplicated your comment?


Sorted that duplication Walltoall.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry I miss read the question and got carried away

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:45 pm    Post subject: powdery bleding lettuce Reply with quote

Not at all Namo you're grand. I'm hoping we might develop something on old remedies? If you pull a stalk of meadowsweet out by the roots and then peel it at the base you'll find the stem is pink. If you chew that pink part you will taste aspirin and what's more it will get rid of a toothache.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

meadow sweet makes a nice herbal tea put 2 flower heads without the little insects into a mug add water that is just off the boil let it infuse for 5 minutes and that's it .
if you like the taste the flower heads and be dried and used any time . i don't know if its a herbal remedie but nice tasting anyway
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