The Q&A Archives: Moldy Peat Pots

Question: I've started quite a few flats of various seeds. All have been moved into peat pots with real soil and are doing fine. I have one problem. I looked on the bottom of the pots the other night (to pour water into the trays, and noticed MOLD growing on the pots. Will this harm the plants when I actually transplant them outside? Should I take them out of the peat pots? That's why I bought peat pots, so I could actually plant them

Answer: The mold is growing on the peat pots due to the wetness and as long as the growth of the plant's isn't effected, I wouldn't worry about it. You can scrape a little off if you like or try bottom watering and flooding the mold, but the health of the plants is most important and if they aren't suffering, you shouldn't!

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