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Umm...
by: Andrew S.

Jacki,

Remember how I said that I watered half of them when I first planted them?

I went to tug on them to see how they were doing (none stuck at all) but I did notice this. I wasn't looking at the soil earlier, and I'm concerned now.

http://i.imgur.com/7l8eSQ7.jpg

This is just one of them, this one had the most... eggs, spores, things. The other two that I initially watered also have them.

Ah, yes I see. Those look like possibly some kind of mold or fungus. What is the soil that you've used? If it isn't sterilized, this can be an issue.

I would just find some sterilized soilless mix for your propagating, to make sure this doesn't happen.

The good news is that these are probably not harmful to plants, just unsightly and if it gets really carried away, it could plug the soil up. Scrape these off, if you're at all worried, and let the soil dry out again.

Hope that helps,
Jacki

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