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greenstar

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Damping off
« on: March 26, 2007, 16:27:11 »
After being smug about my tomato seed germination, I have lost some of them to damping off.  I'm in the process of potting on the survivors - what do I need to do to ensure that these too don't fall victim to the dreaded fungus?  I've done around half of them so far.  I put them in clean pots and used a reputable loam based John Innes seedling compost with vermiculite (I don't know if that's good or not).  Two questions:

WIll they automatically have some off the fungus on them, and is there anything I can do about it without damaging the roots? 

At what stage do seedlings cease to be at risk from damping off?

FYI, they are all indoors on windowsills, and all have two seedling leaves and are just getting their first true leaves.

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