How to eliminate fuzzy white mold on your house plants

4 years ago

You know the stuff…the little grayish-white fuzzy puffballs that suddenly spring up about a week after you plant your new garden seeds.  It blossoms across the surface of the soil and if you have planted your seeds in peat pots, soon the entire outside of the container will resemble one of the guitars from ZZ Top.

So what do you do???

Easy, go buy a bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide…Yup, the same stuff you tried to bleach your hair with back in the 70′s to try and look like Farrah Fawcett.

Add 2 Tbsp of Hydrogen Peroxide to 2 Cups Water.  Water your seedlings (or any houseplants) with the solution and the next day – poof! No more fuzzy white stuff on the soil. I was amazed at how fast it worked too as usually I am a skeptic with internet-based cure-all claims.

The peroxide in low concentration will not harm seeds, seedlings or any plants, it just kills off the existing mold and deters it from coming back.  Use as a preventative measure once a month on all your houseplants for a fuzz-free potting medium.

Your houseplants will thank you!

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Deborah

www.ournorthernhomestead.com

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