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Jun 4, 2018 11:26 PM CST
I'm looking to keep mold down as much as possible and I'm wondering I've Heard lots of different things to use if a person wants to keep chemical free home so I was wondering what to put on top of the dirt in my house plants
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Jun 5, 2018 4:23 AM CST
Don't use vinegar or baking soda, they affect soil pH.
Peroxide is used around plants but I can't tell you how strong (weak) it needs to be. I did a little searching but sites were commercial and not sure reliable.

Keep your plants healthy , they should never be ''soaking" wet. Keep them in tight (small) pots so they dry their soil. If you have bright light, keep succulents that like dry soil.
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Jun 5, 2018 8:28 AM CST
There is little scientific evidence that any of those home remedies work that effectively on mold or other fungi.

I suggest that you get to the source of the problem and eliminate it that way. All fungi start with spores. If you use a soil-less, sterile potting mix consisting only of peat moss, coir and perlite as ingredients then you will not have a fungus problem. Soil, compost, bark chips and other natural organic materials are often sources of fungus spores.

Otherwise, avoid unnecessary repotting; remove any access soil not in direct contact with the rootball; allow your plants to dry out more; provide as much sunlight as possible; keep them warm; and provide good air circulation
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shumate
Jun 5, 2018 9:04 AM CST
sallyg said:Don't use vinegar or baking soda, they affect soil pH.
Peroxide is used around plants but I can't tell you how strong (weak) it needs to be. I did a little searching but sites were commercial and not sure reliable.

Keep your plants healthy , they should never be ''soaking" wet. Keep them in tight (small) pots so they dry their soil. If you have bright light, keep succulents that like dry soil.

They were wet because I had radware the pathos plants which are now in big buckets was supposed to just have enough water to trickle through. Normally I was only giving a cup of water every week or 10 days but when I read that article it actually took six cups but unfortunately that was about 10 days ago and the soil was just so wet and so I repotted them yesterday but the bag has gotten wet so I don't know if it was all in vain because the root balls were just like soaked. So I'm wondering to wear a mask today repot them into a bag if I go get it dry potting mix. Don't want to bring mold into the house I have about 16 Plants pothos. I heard that about trickling through even on an aloe vera and I just had to repeat that one again because the same thing happened but at least the cactus dirt was wrapped up in a different bag that did not get wet

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