I swear I had already posted this on my phone and when I came back to look at it only the picture was there no words! Another WordPress Fail. So here I am re-posting this as I deleted the messed up one ugh!
Anyway, I had a bit of an incident the other day. I went in to check on my seedlings and I found a monster.The peat pots were white and fuzzy and that ugly thing grew. Now, I’m no plant or gardening expert but I can tell you right now that ain’t no Lavender there. That’s fungi! I didn’t know what to do I got scared and panicked. I turned the fungus out into the freezing cold put a lid on it and shut the door. Today my curiosity got the better of me and I went out to check it. I don’t think the cold totally killed it and I’m thinking this to be a failed experiment the whole thing is going in the trash. I did mention in my post Indoor Greenhouse that I was experimenting with planting kiwi and also trying lavender again. I guess some things just weren’t meant to be.
I did a bit of a google search on this and discovered it has happened to others as well. It has something to do with the peat pots I used. They are made up of organic materials including wood. So, as I’m moistening and protecting moisture in my greenhouse, I’m actually creating the perfect environment for this mold and fungus. I may have over-reacted a bit and got too scared of it, what with throwing them away and in the cold but ew, just ew. I’ll just stick to the original plan I set out in 2016 Here I Come and grow Tomato and Basil. There will be no kiwi vines or lavender for this lady.
Have you ever used peat pots and had this happen to you? What did you do?