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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

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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...



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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.

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Post  camprn on 3/7/2015, 8:05 am

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

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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.

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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.

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