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Apr 6, 2018 7:49 PM CST
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A strange white substance has begun to cover it and is reaching my plants.

Is this dangerous? How can I fix it? Thanks!!
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Apr 6, 2018 7:55 PM CST
I can't be positive, but your discription of it being white and it looks a little flakey or fluffy maybe. This could be mold growing, you plant might be in the right environment where mold can grow easily like if the soil is moist/ damp with humid or high temperatures. Confused Sad
Apr 6, 2018 8:40 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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It could be mold (as CamTheP1Ant suggested) but I have some doubts. The soil seems very dry and your seedlings aren't dying. Mold is caused by too wet soil and it does kill seedlings.

What kind of soil are you using? It looks like what you are 'growing' is actually minerals leaching from your soil.
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Apr 7, 2018 4:20 AM CST
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Do I see a soil with some extraneous little pieces of wood? Perhaps remnants of twigs, little sticks and such. Could this possibly some type of fungus feeding on the decaying organic matter, ie the wood?
Wouldn't a fungus leave the seedlings alone as well?
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