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02/04/2014 at 20:51

Hey all,

 

Firstly I apologize if this is in the wrong topic,

 

About a month back I purchased a Oregano plant that had plenty of leaves on them from Wilkinsons and today I decided that I would split it and put them in to a much bigger pot as it seemed to be dying possibly due to lack of space. When my partner was splitting the roots and dirt in half we saw loads of yellow balls in between the roots and when he squished one, white fluid came out. Does anyone know what these would be??? My partner thought maybe spider eggs or something, we put it in the bin to be on the safe side, it was practically dead but I thought maybe it would be the seeds but I am new to this so I am coming here for advice.

 

Thank-you, Cat

02/04/2014 at 21:13

The yellow balls are likely to have been Osmacote fertiliser 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41285.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

These are slow-release fertiliser granules added to the potting compost.

As for the oregano - was it outside or indoors - my new oregano plant has been planted out in the garden for over a month, and I have others which have been out in the garden all winter and are fine.  

My first thought with dying oregano is always that it's been overwatered - it's a Mediterranean plant that needs gritty free-draining compost or soil and hates having it's feet damp all the time. 

02/04/2014 at 21:13
Slug eggs by the sound of it...squish 'em!
02/04/2014 at 21:16

Slug eggs are white and transluscent 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41286.jpg?width=200&height=252&mode=max

 

02/04/2014 at 21:35

Thank-you Dovefromabove. That first picture you sent is exactly what they looked like, I was nearly sick because of what my boyfriend originally said ha-ha! I feel rather silly now for wasting the herb , but at least I have learned something from this, they were inside on my kitchen window sill, the bottom of it was really wet so I guess that is what was killing it.  Thank-you again for your advice, it is greatly appreciated.

02/04/2014 at 21:46

Cat - if you want to keep oregano in a pot transplant it into a bigger pot than it came in, using John Innes No 3 soil based compost and mix in about 1/3 horticultural grit. 

To check whether it needs watering stick your finger into the soil - if it's still dry 1" down from the surface, then water it, let it drain and don't let it stand in water. 

If you've got somewhere fairly sunny outside it will be much happier there for the summer than indoors.

Good luck 

Edd
03/04/2014 at 10:51

Hi Cat1988.

I think you will find that the yellow balls are worm eggs and will do no harm whatsoever. They reproduce faster when there is little food to eat and they will have laid the eggs and left the pot.

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03/04/2014 at 12:05

Ohh that is interesting, Edd, Well at least I know this for the future now. It is already in the bin but I will get another one and because it was so big when I bought it I will separate it right away and put it outside so it can enjoy the weather, Up North here right now it still seems early to put crops out but will my herbs survive?

Edd
03/04/2014 at 12:14

The herbs will survive fine unless they are tender like Basil. Give them a good clip back about now. I'm doing some at the weekend (up North)

03/04/2014 at 13:08
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 Are they like these in the pot of a honeysuckle bought the other day from a GC?

They are definitely nitrogenous fertiliser - I just squidged one and tasted the liquid on my tongue (don't do this at home folks) - I grew up on a farm where the smell and taste of  nitrogen fertiliser sometimes permeated everything at certain times of year.  

 

Edd
03/04/2014 at 21:19

Fertilizer do not squash and Ooze fluid. Dove

04/04/2014 at 07:13

Afraid I have to disagree there Edd.  

The nutrients are contained within a permeable coating - as the compost is watered the water permeates through the coating and liquifies the nutrients inside - these then permeate slowly through the coating and into the soil - slow release.  

See here http://www.osmocote.co.za/about.htm 

Edd
04/04/2014 at 13:00

Thanks Dove. Good to know.You learn something new everyday.  Worm eggs turn to a dark red, over time before hatching (3-4 weeks) So they won't be around for long.

Regards

Edd.

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