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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:21 pm    Post subject: Growth on seed tray in heated propagator Reply with quote

Hello

I have one of those Stewarts heated propagators

I have two seed trays (no germination yet, its just a couple days sown) with the lid on which has heavy condensation on it.

Question is, on the seed trays, there appears to be hairy clumps of fungal / bacterial growth. Will this growth affect new seedlings? How do I get rid / prevent this.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the compost contained unrotted plant material then this may spark off an infection which may affect the seedlings as they emerge. Seed composts should be as sterile as possible so as to reduce the risk of infection. The mould growth may be a low temperature fungus and may die out as temperature rises. reduce humidity by removing the cover during the day especially a sunny day.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank Michael - I used the Shamrock Seed and Potting - but yes, i think i will leave the cover off to dry off for a bit - thank for the advice.

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