"Fuzzy" dirt = bad news?
First off, I'm painfully uneducated... apologies if I'm overly basic with my questions / details, and thanks in advance for any advice you can give.
I live in southern New Hampshire. A couple of years ago I had my first decent vegetable garden with seeds I started indoors. Last year I just bought seedlings (I missed my dates to start inside). This year, I'm trying tomatoes and peppers inside. I have plastic trays with lids, peat pots with commercial starter/seedling soil, fluorescent grow-lights, and a grow mat to keep them warm.
After a couple of days, I'm getting what looks like mold. Gray fuzzy growth on the dirt. Now my wife is very concerned (she has asthma and is allergic to some types of mold), and that means so am I.
I'm wondering if this is some type of mold, if it's a bad sign for my seedlings, and if I should ditch the whole lot and start over again.
Thanks again for any advice!