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    Here is my problem:



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    Looks like mold to me. What do you guys think? How do I get rid of it? I ordered some natural fungicide, but I'm wondering how well it will work. I'm hoping it won't do any harm.

    Here's the description:

    "K + Neem insecticidal soap is a unique environmentally friendly insecticide derived from the botanical oils of the Indian Neem Tree. The Indian Neem Tree has been utilized for centuries as a safe, effective natural insecticide and repellent. Organica extracts the oils from the seed of the Neem Tree and puts them through a proprietary saponification process, making them into soap.

    K + Neem insecticidal soap is a unique product in that it is the only insecticidal soap on the market derived from neem seed oil. The fatty acids that comprise K + Neem differ from the fatty acids found in conventional soaps. The unique blend of fatty acids found in K + Neem is the "natural choice" to replace the growing list of chemical insecticides (organophosphates) no longer fit for sale. Unlike conventional neem oil products that are only effective against insects in the larval stage, Organica's K + Neem kills insects and mites in all stages of instar development (egg, larva, pupa, and adult).

    K + Neem can also be used as a spray to control powdery mildew disease on roses, grapes, lilacs, zinnia, cucumbers, and other sensitive plants.

    Furthermore, because K + Neem is not a poison, it is safe enough to use on food crops up until and including the day of harvest! K + Neem is the economical, ecological replacement for organophosphates."
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    Oooopps......sorry about the double post. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    Sorry, I can't help myself from laughing... hahahahahahaha

    I've just never seen it get that far and it looks funny!
    I would probably just go ahead and carefully repot it with new soil, looks like your plant needs new media... maybe your soil is very old or low quality?
    When I mean repot this is don't go touching the roots to see what they look like or anything, that was my mistake back then.
    But the mold doesn't seem to be effecting the plants too much, but I think it is way to late for any type of fungcide. It'll just come back in a few days.
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    Hmmm......I don't know, the peat is a few years old now. And I did get it at the local Hardware Hank, so I don't know about the quality. It has been sitting out in our shop for several years dry in it's packing. Would that cause this?
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    don't laugh peter!!

    repot, asap. iono if age of peat matters. i use 2/1 sand/peat if that helps.

    and i never use that all natural crap. human's have developed advanced fungicides for a reason! to kick fungus butt!

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    oh yeah, it looks like it's feeding on some kind of green stuff (algea?) maybe the green stuff is algea that died, now the fungus is feeding on the dead algea.

    so get rid of the food-get rid of the mold.

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    Does mold harm the plants? The green stuff in that pot is long fibered sphagnum. I mixed that in with the peat. It seemed to me that my vfts in the peat grew better than the one in my sand/peat mix. But maybe it's from other conditions. They are in different places in the house I guess, maybe I should move it. And I noticed that I don't see mold in the mixes with sand in them.
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    it's not hurting YOUR plants, AFAIK. i still suggest repotting them in fresh medium and giving them more sun (you'r plants look kinda green)

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