Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Pesticide use?
by jimmy cee Today at 10:32 pm

» Things You Never Knew Existed Until SFG...
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:55 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:51 pm

» New England June 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:46 pm

» 15 bean soup mix - can the beans be used for planting?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:31 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:16 pm

» Newbie in North Carolina!
by trolleydriver Today at 8:24 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 5:57 pm

» Recommendations for balcony plants
by susan35332 Today at 2:49 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 1:20 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by AtlantaMarie Today at 12:54 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 12:33 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 12:33 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 12:32 pm

» New Green House
by Hoggar Today at 12:28 pm

» to mulch or not to mulch
by sanderson Today at 11:40 am

» Red plastic tomato trays, anyone?
by sanderson Today at 11:19 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson Today at 10:23 am

» Bug Identification
by Robbomb116 Today at 9:17 am

» Coconut Coir
by Jenex Today at 7:58 am

» Hail Damage (Pics) - Am I in Trouble?
by Fiz Today at 7:44 am

» table identity
by llama momma Today at 7:34 am

» update pics
by llama momma Today at 7:29 am

» Pea blight
by cyclonegardener Yesterday at 11:38 pm

» Plans for 2017 revisited
by Judy McConnell Yesterday at 1:48 pm

» What won't you grow next year or are still trying to grow??
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:13 pm

» It's Kefir Time
by hammock gal Yesterday at 12:15 pm

» Does the SFG concept work for perennials?
by Judy McConnell Yesterday at 8:30 am

» Questions on vegetable plants that require vertical support
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:10 am

» Baby Food
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:56 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Seeing green mold on top of soil

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Seeing green mold on top of soil

Post  tdnmm on 3/6/2015, 9:00 pm

Hi All,
  On two of my seeding I am seeing green mold. Anybody know what I should do.
  leave it alone or take out and re pot with new soil or just take off top layer of soil ?

   Thank you
      Tom
avatar
tdnmm

Posts : 5
Join date : 2014-11-14
Location : ny

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Seeing green mold on top of soil

Post  jimmy cee on 3/6/2015, 9:23 pm

Now, I'm certainly not recommending that you take any action, however...pictured here is what I had 2 seasons ago...they turned out to be some of the nicest plants I ever had.
I did absolutely nothing...lucky ?? maybe...



Final
avatar
jimmy cee

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 1912
Join date : 2013-02-16
Age : 81
Location : Indiana PA....zone 5

View user profile http://www.jcjigs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Seeing green mold on top of soil

Post  sanderson on 3/7/2015, 3:19 am

I got a white fungus last year and this year on top of the Mix in some of the containers, and sprayed with hydrogen peroxide. It also attracted fungus gnats. Now that all the seedlings are outside, the fungus has disappeared.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14014
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Seeing green mold on top of soil

Post  camprn on 3/7/2015, 8:05 am

Not all mold, fungus, and algae are bad. Sometimes it is good!

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Seeing green mold on top of soil

Post  CapeCoddess on 3/7/2015, 2:31 pm

@tdnmm wrote:Hi All,
  On two of my seeding I am seeing green mold. Anybody know what I should do.
  leave it alone or take out and re pot with new soil or just take off top layer of soil ?

   Thank you
      Tom

I had that one year. I just left it and it disappeared not long after it appeared. The plants were fine.

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6077
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Seeing green mold on top of soil

Post  twodaend on 3/30/2015, 12:09 pm

I got that last year when using the same peat pots.  I increased air circulation by adding a small oscillating fan and allowed the peat pots to slightly dry out before re-watering.  Also, I started watering from the bottom and only using a spray bottle to barley mist the top and in about a week, everything was cleared up.
avatar
twodaend

Posts : 66
Join date : 2012-06-10
Age : 37
Location : Plainfield, IL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Seeing green mold on top of soil

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum