Yogurt

This question has probably been asked on a number of occasions
so I'm sorry to ask again.

When is the best time to paint yogurt onto concrete planters and seats
to give an aging affect and encourage moss and fungi to form.

What type of yogurt (If there is a type) to use

Mel
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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 1,591
    Probably in the spring when it's dryer otherwise I would imagine it will just wash off. You need ordinary Greek yoghurt, sometimes mixed with manure to help the aging process. I've never found it works terribly well though.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 22,474
    Never had to do it - if I sit pots outside for any length of time, the moss and algae just appear naturally  :D
    I think I'd try it at a cool time, but damp. Probaly just missed the best time for this year, so maybe late winter into spring, depending on your conditions. You could do it now and just shelter the pots from the worst of the weather - a quiet corner or under the eaves or similar. 
    Natural yogurt always seems to be the one recommended. 
    There's a gypsy down on Bleecker Street
    I went in to see her as a kind of joke
    And she lit a candle for my love luck
    And eighteen bucks went up in smoke

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 14,142
    edited 7 December
    Natural yoghurt, unpasteurised if possible, and do it in spring when things are growing.

    Don't put it on the seat where you park your bum as it'll rub off and turn your clotehs green in the process.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 368
    edited 7 December
    And for now if you have a shaded damp north facing corner or spot (if they are movable) leave them there over winter.
    I added the moveable bit when I realized you said seats....and concrete.
    No matter how much you want a mossy effect I just realized a hernia is not the way to get them. :D
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 22,474
    I missed that too Ruby2! I thought it was pots.  Apologies  :(

    Nothing worse than a mossy hernia at this time of year...
    There's a gypsy down on Bleecker Street
    I went in to see her as a kind of joke
    And she lit a candle for my love luck
    And eighteen bucks went up in smoke

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 18,440
    If you stand still long enough "in these parts", you'll be covered in moss in no time.
    Devon.
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 368
    I am Lichen your sense of humour
  • coppersendcoppersend Posts: 17
    Thanks folks
    I think I get the message
    LOL
    xx
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 22,474
    I know Ruby - I stayed outside too long, and look what happened to me...

    There's a gypsy down on Bleecker Street
    I went in to see her as a kind of joke
    And she lit a candle for my love luck
    And eighteen bucks went up in smoke

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 49,295
    And remember when @Hostafan1 showed us his seat?!  :o ;)
    “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~Charles Dickens



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