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Nanonano
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:16 pm    Post subject: mould / or fungus on compost Reply with quote

I've planted vegetable seeds in egg cartons in shrub compost, covered them with a plastic bag, left them on the window sill in the conservatory and now some of them have white fluffy stuff on the compost.
How did that happen and what do I do with it?

Another question.
Some seeds have come up (with no mould). How and when do I transplant them to a bigger pot as they seem extremely fragile to handle. They have stems that are 11/2 inch with 2 tiny leaves on top.

I'm all very new to this and learning as I go. Got seed compost now for the next bunch.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:47 am    Post subject: Re: mould / or fungus on compost Reply with quote

Nanonano wrote:
I've planted vegetable seeds in egg cartons in shrub compost, covered them with a plastic bag, left them on the window sill in the conservatory and now some of them have white fluffy stuff on the compost.
How did that happen and what do I do with it?


Could have happened due to overwatering or unsterilised compost. Without a doubt it is some form of compost. Possibly watering with a seedbed fugicide will save whats left. Chestnut Compound would be a name to look out for.


Nanonano wrote:

Some seeds have come up (with no mould). How and when do I transplant them to a bigger pot as they seem extremely fragile to handle. They have stems that are 11/2 inch with 2 tiny leaves on top.



Once the next pair of leaves appear and are graspable between thumb and forefinger they should be ready for pricking out to larger pots. Good luck with the new batch in the new compost. Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a read of this article Nanonano, it is aimed towards flower seeds but most if not all is pertinant to vegetable seeds as well. Sow and Save with Summer Bedding from Seed
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks GPI, so much to learn.....
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