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RE: cover seeds, do not cover, cover lightly (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: aliska12000 on 01.15.2010 at 07:05 pm in Winter Sowing Forum

ontheteam, it was this link (useful link, not second I posted) or one like it, jotted it down in a shorthand notebook I keep handy, too many notes to plow through and can't find it in my computer notes.

'Hi Dawn,

'If you search it here you'll find different people doing it different ways but I started with 3% hydr. peroxide (the basic drugstore kind) and mixed it 1 part to 10 parts water.'

I think that's about the strength I mixed (1 H2O2 : 10 water). Got rid of mold and that furry stuff in no time, didn't return after leaving the lid open. For aphids, I think it's one part Ivory Liquid to nine parts water spray daily while present (or hose them off). When aphids are really bad, I can mix it up in my pump sprayer.

Mix in measuring cup with lip and pour in spray bottle; my spray bottle is opaque grey which should keep longer than clear or lighter bottles, maybe should make fresh, just misted a little on my seedlings because the top of the medium was looking a little dry.

There is a chart at other link I copied and pasted in, other good info at that site. I looked on my bottle from Walgreen's, brown bottle, says 3%, so be sure to use the right chart and column for whatever H2O2 you pick up.

There are many other garden uses for it, more than I realized. I use it on cuts and wounds as first defense. Had a bad hangnail this past week that hurt and wasn't healing looked like it was starting to get infected, finally put neosporin, well Walsporin, on it and a bandaid for a few days, looks and feels much better.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hydrogen peroxide on GW


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