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Milpitas, CA
May 4, 2020 2:05 PM CST
So this happened (see pic below, styrofoam cup).

It doesn't look like damping off.
As damping off usually happens near the surface, and under the leaves.

My other guy was/is under similar conditions, and is fine and happy (see other pic below).

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Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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May 4, 2020 2:36 PM CST
They look too wet, both off them. To my understanding, damping off occurs with newly sprouted seedlings. Those that have just poked through the soil, not several days later.
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Milpitas, CA
May 4, 2020 2:43 PM CST
Yea, I usually just hit them with 1/2 to 1 full spray of my water, but I had a fungus gnat flying around, going to my pots.

The soil was dry when I woke up this morning. And they looked like that. I noticed the fungus gnat, and dealt with it. And sprayed the with spearmint.

I give a spray in the morning and let them dry for the day.

If you need anymore info, please ask. And thanks for the replies and help.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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May 4, 2020 3:46 PM CST
Maybe you should have just sprayed the soil, not the plants.
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Milpitas, CA
May 4, 2020 4:01 PM CST
I tried to. But had to get it all. They got a drop or two on them. Nothing serious. Plus it was done with plenty of time to dry in the sun, and by breeze by my window.

I wouldn't advise spraying the plant to anyone else. But, I've gotten a little experience with my plants in my city. Of course I'm no expert. All of you have a plethora of knowledge that I can only hope to acquire myself someday. I can barely ID a handful of plants. Lol

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