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Small clear bead things in my soil ??

So I’m very new to planting & gardening and I took it upon myself to plant by seed coleus! It’s now sprouting but I see these clear bead like things all near the sprouts and I’m not sure if it has to do with the seeds or they are some kind of the eggs! I’ve dealt with the mite flys in the past so I’m wondering if it’s that but I took one out and seemed to be more hard then squishy! If anyone could help that would be much appreciated !


  • B3B3 Posts: 25,280
    Slugs or snails
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,017
    My first thought is that they’re some sort of fertiliser granules. 

    Is is that pure garden soil in the picture or is there some bought compost, (even from plants in pots of containers) mixed in?

    In my experience slug and snail eggs are in clusters and soft and squishy.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Posts: 955
    I'd go for woodlice eggs
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Posts: 1,089
    edited May 2019
    If hard and brought in compost and enlarging your picture looks like mica or quartz sand grains I don't think I would be to worried yet. (I have known to be wrong as the captain of the Titanic said)  :/

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,280
    Looking again definitely not the s&s brigade😒
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Eggs are generally spherical-ish. Your bits looks sharp-edged.
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