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    Fungicide and fridge dormancy

    I need to purchase a fungicide to lightly spray all my plants that are going in the fridge for dormancy, to prevent fungal growth.

    Plants to be used on immediately: Sarracenia and flytraps.

    I do also grow sundew utrics and neps, and plan to have pings in the future.

    These are the two I'm considering - does anyone know if these are safe for the plants, or can you offer an alternative if they are not?

    http://www.amazon.com/Green-Light-Or...dp/B000GXQMQC/

    http://www.amazon.com/Garden-Safe-Al...dp/B000HHO110/

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    I don't know if you have it in the States or not, but I use Damp-Off and have not had a problem.
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    A systemic fungicide like Cleary 3336 WP is your best bet. Not something you're going to find in your neighborhood garden center. An agricultural supply most likely. Try Google.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronis View Post
    I need to purchase a fungicide to lightly spray all my plants that are going in the fridge for dormancy, to prevent fungal growth.
    No..you dont need to.
    I have never used fungicide, in 16 years of using "the fridge method"..
    yes, some light whispy mold fibers grow, but it doesn't harm the plants.
    and fungicide is quite toxic and dangerous, I wouldn't want it in the fridge with food!
    even if the pots are bagged up..not a safe scenario..

    check out here:

    http://gold.mylargescale.com/scottychaos/CP/page2.html

    for what the mold look like..its just thin strands above the surface, it doesnt grow down into the pot or effect the rhizome or roots..
    IMO, and IME (experience) fungicide is completely unnecessary..

    Scot

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    Thanks for all the responses.

    NoN - I'd like to keep Cleary 3336 WP on hand (I've heard about it before), but I only have a relatively small collection and don't want to spend $60 on a fungicide I may only use once or twice - I can't find it in small quantities anywhere online. If I ever have the collection I'm hoping to have, it'll make its way into my cabinet for sure.

    tommy and prmills - I'll take a look at the fungicides you mentioned as well.

    Scotty - That's good to know. And you're right, I'd be unwilling to ever put beer or food in this fridge if I have fungicide floating around in it from winter, and possibly in areas that I couldn't reach to clean. I'll check them two or three times a month; if any happen to get nasty and need a spray, there's a brick-enclosed unheated crawl space outside under the living room that would probably be suitable for a fungicide-treated CP baggy to reside for a couple months.

    Thanks again all.

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