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Post  Tbites on 4/16/2011, 11:08 am

Good morning,

Two weeks ago when we had nice weather I built one of my boxes and started mixing my MM to fill my box... since I had so many open bags in the garage I figured I'd finish mixing everything I had and store it in bins in the garage. This morning, I open the bins to transplant some of my seedlings into small pots and find MOLD !! I'm guessing I closed the bin with too much moisture still in the mix. Luckily only one of the bins seems to have this problem. Question is...Can this be salvaged ? Is the entire bin now just really pricey waste ? pale

Can I just scrape off the top layer ? Should I just let it dry ? I've heard vinegar can help kill mold... should I spray vinegar... if I do, will it affect the quality of Mel's Mix ?

And while I'm here...I'm about to transplant these into peat pots and expose them to lights... is this what you refer to as leggy (already Shocked )

Thanks for any help.... apparently some of us need a for dummies section
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Re: Mold on MM, HELP !

Post  camprn on 4/16/2011, 11:17 am

If it was me I wouldn't use vinegar as I know it would not be good for my plants. I would just mix up the MM and use it. Very Happy
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Post  jumiclads on 4/16/2011, 11:23 am

I agree with that also Wink . Make sure you let the air at the MM in future though.

Not sure what your seedlings are but they do look leggy.
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Re: Mold on MM, HELP !

Post  Tbites on 4/16/2011, 11:44 am

Thank you
I'm letting the moldy batch air out in the garage, glad to hear I'm over-reacting and won't have to throw this precious mix out.

I'll try to plant the seedlings deeper into the peat pots. (crossing fingers)
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