Photo by Melody
We want to hear from you! Please take this short, anonymous survey to help us improve the DG home page.

Rural Gardening: Water butt oddity...

Communities > Forums > Rural Gardening
Forum: Rural GardeningReplies: 3, Views: 106
Add to Bookmarks


(Zone 8a)

January 15, 2013
7:35 AM

Post #9385732

Just noticed this strange effect in my plastic water butt. It is filled by the drainpipe. It looks like something is eating the algae from the inside of the butt, but I can't figure out what. Any ideas???
The first image has been digitally enhanced to show the effect more clearly. The second is 'natural'. the miscellaneous shapes are reflections from the surface of, for example, the waterspout.

Thumbnail by cinemike   Thumbnail by cinemike
Click an image for an enlarged view.

Richmond, TX

January 15, 2013
7:54 AM

Post #9385761

I have seen this happen too, but I don't know what is at work.
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 1, 2013
3:34 PM

Post #9405254

I have seen that happen also but have no idea what causes it.


Ft Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 16, 2013
10:02 AM

Post #9420915

Definitely a freshwater oorganism at work there. :)

You cannot post until you register and login.

Other Rural Gardening Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Raising Keets (baby guineas) TamaraFaye 39 Apr 29, 2012 1:19 PM
Guineas moved into new home TamaraFaye 91 Jun 7, 2008 9:31 PM
Share your homesteading experiences and dreams. PeggieK 246 Jul 4, 2012 8:18 PM
What should I do for my sick hen? Tammy 51 Dec 16, 2007 8:55 PM
Sheep losing wool KathyJo 16 May 7, 2008 11:37 PM

Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America