Athletes Foot Medicine to Control Fungus on Seeds?

edlincoln(6A)October 3, 2012

This may be a crazy idea.

Everyone says fungus is the big risk with starting seed. Would spraying the seed tray with athletes foot medicine help?

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

I have no idea but fungus does not need to be a problem. It is definitely not inevitable. There are fungal spores around us all the time but they need warmth and moisture to grow. If you water your seeds carefully and don't over wet them then you will not get fungus.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 1:10PM
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susanzone5(z5NY)

you can avoid fungal growth by having air circulation and sprinkling powdery sphagnum moss on top of seeded soil.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 4:05PM
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mccommas(z5CT)

Ha ha. Might be worth it in a pinch. I doubt it would hurt but I use Fung Onil. Its not expensive at Walmart. Good stuff whenever you are concerned about dampening off.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 11:48AM
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ontariomam

Can also spray a mixture of baking soda and water on seeds/seedlings. Keeps fungus at bay. I use this mixture on my outdoor garden plants like phlox that are prone to fungus.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 11:54PM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

susanzone5 z5NY on
Fri, Oct 5, 12 at 16:05

you can avoid fungal growth by having air circulation and sprinkling powdery sphagnum moss on top of seeded soil.

I'm glad to see someone mentioning this. In the university laboratory I found sprinkling powdery sphagnum to be quite helpful.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 1:26PM
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akanitex

to cure athlete foot completely, use HYPO bleach

    Bookmark   January 18, 2014 at 3:54PM
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