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    sarr stratification and mold

    i just looked at my sarr seeds that i have in the fridge and noticed some mold. i was thinking it might be a good idea to wash them off before sowing. i was thinking of using a lite solution with dish soap. i was wondering if anyone else has done this or if it even necessary.
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    Is the mold on the seeds or other parts? I'm not sure mold is a good thing.

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    Is it normal to get mould when stratifying? How long does it take to get mould?

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    Mold is forever with us I'm afraid.

    Molds and fungus' are indeed a seed and seedling killer.

    Some people use a sulfur-based fungicide to combat it.

    I'm using Neem Oil myself from now on. It's a natural fungicide, mitecide and insect repellent.

    I've sprayed a solution of Neem on soil surfaces and it definetly helps greatly to keep the spores from activating in overwhelming numbers.
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    Spray with tebuconazole which can be bought at the Home Depot or Lowe's.

    In the future, you can avoid moldy seed by lightly spraying them with a fungicide before stratifying them.
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    I've never had problems with mold in the fridge. I just use a wet paper towel and then wrap in aluminium foil.

    It's possible your seeds were dead to start off with and have just rotted off.

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