Return to the Plant Propagation Forum | Post a Follow-Up


Posted by proudgm_03 6 MO (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 6, 07 at 8:46

I have read posts about misting with a vinegar water mixture to prevent damping off. Does this really help and what is the percentage to mix?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Misting

Vinegar is a HERBICIDE it can kill plants ( I use it all the time to kill dandelions). You may best prevent damping off by keeping damp not wet. allow for good air circulation around the plant. allw for adequate light. starting with steril soil & fungal free seed.

RE: Misting

I have read posts about misting with a vinegar water mixture to prevent damping off.

I have seen this question before. Where did you read this? It sounds like we've a troll or something. As georgez5il implies, it makes no sense at all.

RE: Misting

It makes all kinds of sense, as long as you understand that it's all about dilution rates. Mixing about a tablespoon of household vinegar to a gallon of water will create a misting solution that is inhospitable to damping off and other disorders. Without damaging plant foliage. The use of vinegar at this dilution rate is an excellent way of reducing the pH of water for watering and mixing pesticides, as well.

However, damping off is relatively easy to prevent by paying special attention to the seeding and seedling environment and the germination medium. Plenty of good air circulation is essential, I think. Just as much as a fast draining medium.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Plant Propagation Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here