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White mold on surface of potting soil..

Posted by ironart z5 NY (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 29, 09 at 22:53

I haven't run into it yet this season, but a couple years I ran into white mold on the surface of the potting soil..it didn't do my tomato plants a bit of good.
What is the cause and how do I prevent it from happening ?


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RE: White mold on surface of potting soil..

White mold on the surface is harmless, and comes with excessive moisture/humidity. I had a little of it this year, and it didn't do my plants any harm.


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RE: White mold on surface of potting soil..

Agree with catman.

Just scrape it off; no treatment is needed.

In my experience it's more apt to appear when using anything peat based as a container, which is why I've used only plastic cells for seedlings for about 20 years now.

Carolyn


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RE: White mold on surface of potting soil..

scrape it off & make sure the plant has good air circulation and plenty of sunlight.


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