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Post  NHGardener on 6/5/2012, 8:49 pm

I found it all over my pea plants and other plants - drops of rust colored liquid that I believe must be some kind of bug poop. They are dotting many of the leaves. At first I thought maybe it was slug poop, but I see that's black and more pellety than a liquid.

Any ideas? Maybe if I know the bug I can do something about it. My leaves are getting very hole-y.

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Post  camprn on 6/5/2012, 9:06 pm

Do the honey bees fly over your garden? It sounds like they might. Very Happy

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Post  NHGardener on 6/5/2012, 9:45 pm

Seriously? Oh my gosh! Yes, the garden is not far from the hives. Too funny! They must've been active today - I'll bet the pea plants were the local outhouse, they probably all made a mad dash during a break in the rain. Laughing

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Post  crs on 6/5/2012, 9:55 pm

You learn something new everyday!

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is this the same thing?

Post  Lovage on 6/9/2014, 1:25 pm

I've found something in one of the beds - looks like patches of a rusty stain on the soil from a bit of a distance but is actually very small caviar-like, rusty orange balls. Not on the plants yet.

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Post  sanderson on 6/9/2014, 2:14 pm

Can you post a photo?

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Re: Looks like orange poop

Post  Lovage on 6/9/2014, 2:34 pm

Here's a pic - someone has suggested it is a fungus? It looks more rust coloured than this." />


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Post  GWN on 6/9/2014, 3:00 pm

The thing about fungus is that it can be any colour of the rainbow and almost any appearance
It looks fungal to me.
I get this stuff that literally looks like someone threw up in my garden, but it is really just "fungal" stuff..

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Post  NHGardener on 6/9/2014, 3:04 pm

GWN, that's slime mold. You probably know that. Kinda cool.

And that picture looks like fungus, which is really just a by-product of soil biodegrading. I wouldn't worry about it. Fungus is actually good for your soil, I think.

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Post  Lovage on 6/9/2014, 3:29 pm

Many thanks for your help!

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Post  camprn on 6/9/2014, 6:28 pm

Slime mold is really cool!!!

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