Gardening Jargon – Damping Off

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 !

Reader’s comment

  • 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

Happy Gardening!

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