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sugarsfarm Posted - Mar 26 2006 : 9:35:06 PM
i have some starts going and some of them have white fuzzy stuff growing on them! what do i do and what is it? i hope its not mold!

You must be the change you want to see in the world.
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JennyWren Posted - Mar 29 2006 : 1:20:30 PM

Lime Pickles? They sound really interesting! If you cared to share that recipe.. I would bet we would all be interested!

Take care,


If you treat an individual as what he is, he will stay that way, but if you
treat him as if he were what he could be, he will become what he could be.
-- Goethe
sqrl Posted - Mar 29 2006 : 10:41:49 AM
Lime Pickles?? Hummm...

Blessed Be

sugarsfarm Posted - Mar 28 2006 : 6:48:10 PM
yep they are tomatoes and also squash, but after i took off the lid everything went away! But ill try the camomile tea and the apple cider vinegarif it comes back. Can i also use this on household plants?

You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi
LJRphoto Posted - Mar 28 2006 : 1:03:38 PM
How far along are your starts? I noticed that my tomato starts were white and fuzzy when they first started bursting out of their seeds. Is it possible that this is normal? Because mine are fine now and I didn't change anything.

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect." -Mark Twain
HorseyNut Posted - Mar 28 2006 : 12:26:10 PM
I have had some luck with spraying a mix of 1 part apple cider vinigar and 3 parts water on mold and fungus. I lost a bunch of cukes to it last year, but after I started spraying everyday it did get better (I lost the cukes but saved the pumpkins). This year I am going to spray from the start once or twice a week. I had to beg cukes for my husbands favorite lime pickles. I really think it would end in divorce if I didn't make them. He likes them so much he will even happily help cut, rinse and boil them. Ah that sweet crunch.

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...but how much love we put in that action. - Mother Teresa
sqrl Posted - Mar 27 2006 : 08:32:08 AM
you know what I did once and it worked...I made chamomile tea and after it cooled I put it in a spray bottle and spray the starts everydayish and no more mold. Chamomile is antibacterial.

Blessed Be

sugarsfarm Posted - Mar 27 2006 : 07:08:16 AM
Thanks gals! I'll get that cover off pronto!!

You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi
Horseyrider Posted - Mar 27 2006 : 03:26:00 AM
I agree with Kay; and if you can gently scrape off the mold on top and dispose of it, do so.

And don't beat yourself up over it; failures are part of how we learn to have successes.
therusticcottage Posted - Mar 26 2006 : 11:51:35 PM
Leah -- it sounds like mold. You've probably got the soil too wet. If you have a cover on them take it off and let it dry out some.

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