Vegetables growing near brown rust colored natural spring

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by skiracer, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. skiracer

    skiracer New Egg

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    Was wondering if it is ok to grow/eat vegetables grown in/around an area that has rusty brown water running from a natural spring
     
  2. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like minerals from the water. You can send off a water sample just to make sure it is safe.
     
  3. mdbtalon

    mdbtalon Out Of The Brooder

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    Most likely it would be caused by iron. When the groundwater has little oxygen the iron will dissolve into the water. When this water seeps out in a spring and encounters oxygen it precipitates as iron.

    In general this would be no cause for concern, but as the other poster said you can send water away for water quality analysis and they could tell you to ease any fears.
     
  4. Titasam2

    Titasam2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey hotrodflash is your profile pic a cat?
     
  5. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, she is my almost 24, yes 24, year old Manx.
     
  6. celticgarden

    celticgarden Chillin' With My Peeps

    She's beautiful :)
     
  7. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     

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