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By Spastro
Posts:  4
Joined:  Wed May 05, 2021 9:24 pm
#380084
Hi all, new guy here looking for help spawning these little monsters.

Bought a 100 pack from a local seller on eBay to try to make a larger style display.

The pot I'm trying to use is one of those window sill planters bout 45cms long and 15cms high.

My potting mix I put together is about 75% peat moss and 25% perlite.

I've had it on my window sill since starting but now have read on these forums that they should actually be outdoors?

I have had the seeds in for about 3 weeks now and I have been using demineralised water to mix the dirt mix and in the base of the small tray tray.
I would not say the dirt is overly wet but more damp

So the problem I'm having is that they are starting to get some furry mould on some of the seeds. By the looks of it it's only early stages as I have been monitoring for activity most days.

I have heard I can get some spray to clear the situation and will try that. Do I just spray a light layer on the top of the dirt and leave it at that? I have also now moved the pot out doors to see if I can get airation through the first as I also hear that mild occurs if the first is not getting enough air.

If this turns south and it doesn't work can I reuse this mix or do I have to compleatly toss it and start again?

Is there anything I should add to my potting mix?
Will this type window sill planter work?

Have added photos.

Thanks so much.
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By optique
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#380096
can you link the seller of the seeds. I think most of the seed sellers in general are scams.

I am no expert on VFT seeds but i did sprout some this winter. I used a heat pad, 100w equivalent grow light 6 inches from soil level. two weeks ago i moved them outside but i place plexiglass over the pot when a hard rain is on the way.
By Spastro
Posts:  4
Joined:  Wed May 05, 2021 9:24 pm
#380102
Good point. I stumbled across them but didn't see a store so kept looking.

For now though do you think I should spray them with that anti fungus stuff?

Of it doesn't work is the first still usable?
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By Spastro
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Joined:  Wed May 05, 2021 9:24 pm
#380150
Sigh. I thought they would be okay given that they had 2205 positive reviews but only 88 negative in 12 months.

Is the first still safe to use.m in a few more weeks if nothing grows from this?

Think I should spray it with the anti fungus stuff?
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