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Re: QUESTION: Tomatoes not producing

You might also give some consideration to the type of fertilizer you are using. If you are using a high nitrogen content fertizer, you might be encouraging growth of the foliage at the expense of fruit set. Try using a fertilizer with a higher relative phosphate content, e.g. a 5-10-10 or 5-10-5.

Good luck.

Re: QUESTION: What can I do for the mold growing on top of my starters?

It sounds like you are describing the Gardener's Supply seed starting system. I have been using this system for 10+ years and experience the same thing that you are describing every year--- a thin coating of what appears to be mold on every planting cell. I have never attempted to do anything to remedy the situation. It doesn't appear to compromise the health of the plants or the transplant success. So I have adopted the attitude of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

Bubblebambie, in your situation it could be that manipulating the young and fragile seedlings is what caused their condition to deteriorate.

Who knows, if I did try one of Jonathan's solutions, maybe I would have even healthier plants.

It would be good to know if anyone has noticed improved results by getting rid of the mold.