Okay, so I haven't run into this one before! I put some pumpkin, pepper, gourd and watermelon seeds in plastic baggies over the weekend to start them like I did my others, so that I could try and see how they would do in my regular ground (would like to expand my garden without having to pay for a million more raised beds!). I only used 1 paper towel instead of 2 like I did previously, and one of the seeds started to sprout already.
Except, all the rest of the seeds aside from the one that has sprouted, have some sort of mould/fungus growing on them. Should I throw these seeds out and start over again? Aside from using 1 paper towel, and using warmer water instead of the colder, I haven't changed anything from my successful bout with the plastic baggies & paper towels from last time, so they have less moisture.
I googled and most websites said that if there's mould on the seeds, it means they're dead, but how can ALL the seeds end up being bad seeds?