QUESTION: What can I do for the mold growing on top of my starters?comments (4) February 5th, 2011
I purchased one of those "mini greenhouses" with a watering tray below, a mat that soaks up water as they need it, and it had those little dirt growing capsules so all I did was add the seeds and water. It's still too cold to plant the starters outside. It's only been 2 weeks since we first planted them, and we had amazing results from various plants. Our lettuces, radishes, and peas are about 8" tall! But all the sudden last week we started getting mold on them. We have a plant light above them and it is only 71 degrees inside. Is it getting too much water? We've only watered them 2x in 2 weeks. I have started transplanting some of the tall plants that have grown into separate containers. I took the plants out of the dirt, washed them, and replanted them in separate areas.
We also purchased strawberries already started in a strawberry pot. But that is getting mold too. We have only watered the plants 2x... once when we planted them, and a week later. The dirt on them doesn't look dry but it doesn't look soaked either.
I took the plants in the greenhouse thing off the water tray for a day but now they look pitiful! Please help!!!
posted in: seeds
ASK A GARDENING QUESTION
Ask and answer questions in the VegetableGardener.com Garden Q&A forum.
POST A QUESTION with our simple form. For best results, include:
1. TITLE: Enter your question in brief.
2. FULL TEXT and PHOTOS: Describe your question with as much detail as possible.
3. TAG AND CATEGORY: Choose terms that best describe your question.
4. PUBLISH: Wait for answers from the editors and community.