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Q.Small yellow ‘beads’ in the soil

Zone EH13 0NG | Anonymous added on April 11, 2020 | Answered

Some of my soil, especially in pots, has lots of small (1mm diameter approx) yellow ‘beads’. These are organic and look like some sort of eggs. My questions are (a) what are they? (b) are they harmful? (c) what should I do about them if they are harmful?

Many thanks.

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Answered on April 12, 2020

This sounds very much like fertilizer since you're finding it in pots. However, if you're sure it's not, it may be the eggs of a weevil. Here's an article that may help:


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