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Athletes Foot Medicine to Control Fungus on Seeds?

Posted by edlincoln 6 (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 3, 12 at 11:21

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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RE: Athletes Foot Medicine to Control Fungus on Seeds?

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.


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RE: Athletes Foot Medicine to Control Fungus on Seeds?

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


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RE: Athletes Foot Medicine to Control Fungus on Seeds?

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.


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RE: Athletes Foot Medicine to Control Fungus on Seeds?

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.


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RE: Athletes Foot Medicine to Control Fungus on Seeds?

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.


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RE: Athletes Foot Medicine to Control Fungus on Seeds?

to cure athlete foot completely, use HYPO bleach


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