Curry leaf tree seedlings need help

remy101(lewisville,Tx)November 9, 2013

Hello
I bought some curry leaf tree seeds from eBay it's growing very well.my question is what is this white substance on my peat pot mixture? Is it harmful or it just dried peat pot
Thank you

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art33(6)

Hi remy,

My guess is that the 'white substance' on your peat pot mixture is mold. The mold you're seeing is not plant pathogenic, but is a good indicator that you're probably keeping the mixture a little too wet. Try keeping things a bit dryer. Watering from the bottom is often helpful. To do that you can just add water to the tray; leave the water in the tray for a few minutes and dump, or use a syringe to remove, the excess before the peat mixture gets too wet.

Adding a little Hydrogen Peroxide to your water also helps (see link below).

Art

Here is a link that might be useful: Hydrogen Peroxide

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 11:51AM
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SortaOrganic(7)

Art,

Thanks for the info, and the link! I have the same issue on a few of mine.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 3:52PM
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remy101(lewisville,Tx)

Thank you so much Art.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 12:21AM
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DocHudson(6 / NYC)

Could you please direct me to the seller. I would like to buy them next year. So far my attempts have been futile.

Thanks in advance.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 10:24AM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

You can buy them through Amazon.com (be sure to review the supplier's ratings though!)

www.seedscollector.com (I have no idea who the heck these people are, so purchase with caution) has them.

Seeds of India (limited, excellent Garden Watchdog rating) is supposed to have them in April.

There are more Murraya koenigii seed suppliers that you can find with Google. There are numerous suppliers if you want the plant instead of the seeds. For some reason, these seeds are mostly only available through non-standard sources without much of reputation to go by. I always like to know who I'm buying from, when possible.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 8:38PM
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