Gardening Jargon – Damping Off
July 12, 2016 | Gardening Jargon | 1 Comment|
A plant disease occurring due to excessive damp(wet) conditions. It result in wilting or death of young seedlings due to fungal disease.
Why Damping Off occurs
- Seeds planted in cold, wet soil
- Poor soil drainage
To prevent you can sprinkle anti-fungal grounded cinnamon on the surface !
Share which other techniques you use to prevent damping off !
- Add 1 tsp. of hydrogen peroxide to 2 cups of water. Water your plant with this. It helps to oxygenate the soil and keep fungus spores from multiplying within your potting soil.
- Add copper fungicide in compost and apply
- Spice Tea – Shimmer 1 tbsp of broken spice (cinnamon and cloves) in 1 cup of water. Cool it down completely. Apply this tea to the plant to prevent damping off
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