The Q&A Archives: Fuzz On Sprouting Seeds In The 3 Tier Sprouting Kit

Question: I purchased the Burpee seed sprouting kit and had success with their alfalfa sprouts. The brocolli sprouts almost immediately developed fuzz, then mold and a foul odor. the radish seeds have fuzz but no mold yet. is the fuzz normal?

Answer: Unfortunately, no, there should not be any mold or fuzz on your sprouts at all. Discard any affected sprouts and seeds and try again. Usually this indicates they are too wet, or the temperature is too hot or too cold, or the container was not completely clean when you started. Make sure to clean the container in between batches, washing it in soapy water and then rinse it in clear water, and then dip it in a solution of one part household bleach and nine parts water and allow it to air dry. Then start your seeds. Between that and trouble shooting your moisture/temperature conditions, the problem should stop.

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