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ValleoGrow started grow question 4 years ago
Does anyone know if the small bits of rust on the metal i used for scrog will affect my plant? Please let me know if you know and not if your not sure:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
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Magich answered grow question 4 years ago
i dont think that it will do much harm. i found an article, and several people in there actually says that it can be good.. https://www.houzz.com/discussions/3234020/rebar-metal-rust-what-possible-effects-on-soil-or-plants
Kindbudz answered grow question 4 years ago
I would advise against using rusted metal for a rig as you want to maintain a steril environment. Rust can attract insects and bacteria and provides a porous serface for mold to cling to. You should change it out for a steril plastic. You can if you don’t want to buy a Scrooge use pvc and fishing line. Hope this helps and good luck!
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi @ValleoGrow! I'm afraid this will bring disease and may harm your babies. For the best results, you want the safest/cleanest environment. A simple and non-permanent way to ensure rust won't touch your plants is to surround the metal with plastic (such as heat-shrink seals). For a permanent solution, I'd recommend to change your whole net. Hope this helps, happy growing!