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Q.small yellow balls in the soil of my planter

graeme.main1 added on May 19, 2012 | Answered

What are the small yellow balls that are in the soil within my planter? When I squeeze them, they burst. Are they larva?

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Answered on May 21, 2012

They are mushrooms. The following article should be of some help to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/getting-rid-of-mushrooms-growing-in-houseplant-soil.htm

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Answered on June 3, 2012

You don't mention the size of these balls. The above link will show you a picture of the little yellow mushrooms that are fairly common in houseplants. If, however, the balls are much smaller, about 1/16th of an inch, and rolling around free in the soil, not attached to anything, they are probably slow-release fertilizer pellets.

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