I kind of use a once-a-month schedule for fertilizing plants both in the garden and indoors but Miracle Gro soil is supposed
to have long acting fertilizer, right?
Any sign of mold - my first step is to get them out into sunlight.
I have the last sowing of tomato seeds in a covered container on the fridge right now. Yesterday, I noticed some mold along the edge
! The seeds still had not emerged but I had a much better location than the dark of the warm kitchen, covered with plastic.
This is, or was, a cookie box. Out comes the scissors & off comes that top. It can now serve as a tray and the box of soil mix goes in a nice bright south window. The mold was removed - what I could find of it.
By sundown, I could see the bent heads of 2 seedlings . . . The "tray" became a lid again and the container went back into the warmth of the kitchen to spend the hours of darkness. Just now, it is back on the sill of that south window, uncovered. The 2 seedlings have been joined by about 20 of their sisters!
Hopefully, I won't get any damping-off over on the side where there was mold . . .
I know that peat containers are successful with many gardeners. I have had trouble when I've used them - things are always too dry or too wet. One thing, be sure that the top of the container is covered with garden soil once it gets out there in the garden. I've lost plant starts by having the peat "wick away" the moisture and the result for some of them was much worse than a little transplanting shock
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