I just read about using cinnamom being helpful in combating damp-off. Does
anyone have experience with this method? My seedlings are about 1/4 inch high.
One has succumbed to damp-off. Can I sprinkle cinnamon around the seedlings,
right on top of the soil, even at this stage?
You should get some vermiculite and put a think layer of it on top of the soil
after the seeds germinate. It will preven the moisture from killing out the
seedling. You can find it at a nursery and it is wonderful for what you need.
Also works well out in the lawn. Give it a try and I am sure you will be happy
as will your plants.
I've never used cinnamon against damp-off. Air circulation works great.
Just put a fan in the room where your seedlings are so that the air
moves over them. Damp-off needs a wet soil-air interface to grow, so
keeping the air moving dries out the surface. When I put the fan in the
room my damp-off problems dropped from 20-40% to less than 1%.
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