Hey Y'all -
I have a P. Esseriana that I got a week or two ago. I got it bare root, and a few days after I potted it up, a fuzzy moldy-looking thing developed on the surface of the media. Mr. SDCPs tells me it's damping off fungus.
I took his advice and let the media dry up a little - I haven't watered it in a week. However, I peeked into my grow rack this morning and found the fungus to be worse than ever.
I already scooped out some fungus-ridden media but the fungus grew back. I've been careful to remove dead plant matter so it doesn't rot.
I have two questions:
1) is it time to try some fungicide? I have Safer brand sulfur-based fungicide.
2) I've read that a natural remedy for damping off fungus is to boil some cloves of garlic in water and spray it on the soil. I just prepared some (using RO water of course) and it's cooling right now. The oil in the garlic is supposed to act as a natural fungicide. Would you recommend I try that first?
Any advice would be much appreciated!
Here's what the fungus looks like:
Thanks in advance!
Edit: I did check out other threads with a search, but they were years old and had few answers, so I figured I'd ask again.