I have been trying to grow some D. Stolonifera seeds and have started to have a pretty significant issue with some fungus. I have a sulfur based fungicide which has not harmed my other seedlings, and I used some lightly on the pot.
Well, just a couple weeks later, and the fungus is back, and it seems to absolutly have an attraction to the seeds. On both occasions it seems to go almost exclusivly for seeds. I have caught it both times before it got to many seeds, and this time I gave it a much heavier dose but still in the reccommended range of fungicide.
Currently there is enough of the sulfer fungicide on the surface of the media to be a visible yellowish tinge, which I imagine the seeds proibably arent too fond of. I have been growing the pot in cool places (mainly a basement under lights). Is this much fungicide likely to kill the seeds just as well as the fungus? It is a safer brand 90% elemantal sulfer fungicide.
I plan to microwave the media before I start the other sets of seeds I have, and perhaps put a thin sand layer on top, but anyone know if these seeds have a chance? I knew the conditions for tuberous sundew seeds would be difficult, but it seems that the fungus is kicking my butt in particular.
Any ideas or thoughts are appreciated. At one point, a couple seeds even appeared to be germinating, but Those "roots" I saw may have been fungus. On that thought, I don't suppose anyone knows what the initial germination for these tiny guys looks like in terms of the initial root whether its a fuzzy vs single type root?
I appreciate any comments, Jared.