I loved an idea a few weeks ago on here about putting seeds for your garden in egg crates, and then putting them in a homemade "greenhouse" to grow them. Somehow white mold grew on the soil (special soil for starting seeds). Maybe from too much water and not enough circulation?
My mom told me that baking soda applied a few times should kill the mold. But I would like to know if my seeds are now destroyed because of the mold? Some of my plants started, but many haven't. I just discovered the mold 3 days ago. They had been in the "greenhouses" for a week or two. Do I need to start over? Thanks for any help.
Hardiness Zone: 4a
By Wife2jfbuilder from Minneapolis, MN
Same issues here, only I used my newspaper pots. I found this good fix and am using it in seed starting as well as in the garden. working great! They have a chart on site to show the mixtures for different needs.
Are you sure it is mold? It sounds a lot like alkali. If it clings tightly to the soil, that's what it is. I would suggest getting some potting soil from the store (I know, it costs money, but not a lot!) and see if you have better luck.
Thank you both for your help! I just saw these now, here I thought no one responded!
So, my seeds didn't work, even the second time we did them, oh well! My hubby made a greenhouse even and we bought a 10 dollar greenhouse light at Walmart. Oh well! Will try again next year, and will look up that seed starting soil information!
Thrifty Fun has been around so long that many of our pages have been reset several times. Archives are older versions of the page and the comments that were provided then.
Several of my houseplants have developed a white mold on the soil. What would cause this, and what can I do? I water my plants once a week, and they have good south sun. I also took someone's advice and have dumped coffee grounds on some of the pots. This has happened on the geraniums and other plants as well. Thanks in advance!
Kim from Crawford, CO
By chicken lady