mold growing

jkuchenmeister2013(5/4b)March 9, 2013

I am a fairly new gardener, Ive had a few gardens here and there but with the purchase of our new home now I plan to get serious. I have started a few seedlings of tomatoes and peppers and have noticed a fine mold over the top. How does this happen and what can I do to fix this? I have them in a small indoor greenhouse with a light suspended above them. Was thinking it may need some air flow. Thought Id get some answers first.

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hostaholic2 z 4, MN

You definitely need some airflow. I start my seeds under a humidity dome. As soon as seedlings sprout I move them under shop lights in my basement. I have the lights on a timer. I also have a fan on a timer and it kicks in a couple times of day. You have to be careful of damping off. It can wipe out seedlings very quickly. I will let you google damping off, I'm to tired tonight to go into detail

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 9:00PM
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jkuchenmeister2013(5/4b)

Thank you. I will get a fan on them starting today. Dont want to lose any plants

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 11:55AM
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hostaholic2 z 4, MN

Just remember to start low speed and short time periods until they toughen up.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 9:45PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Also remember that they will dry out faster if using a fan so need to check for watering more often.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 8:42PM
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