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Will seeds still germinate if moldy?
Will Moldy Seeds Germinate? You open a pack of seeds and find mold growing on the surface. Are these seeds unusable? The answer is that as long as the seed's outer casing is still firm and not mushy, the interior of the seeds may be perfectly fine.
Can you eat seeds from a moldy pumpkin?
Can you eat old pumpkin seeds? Unless they have spoiled, yes you can. However, the seeds may have gone rancid and the taste is inferior. Don't consume it if the old seeds are bad.
Can seeds survive mold?
White or brownish molds that appear on potting media are saprophytic fungi, which live on organic matter. These molds don't attack the living tissue of seedlings, but they can make it difficult for seeds to germinate. You can sometimes remove the mold by agitating the surface of the potting soil.
Why did my seeds go moldy?
Most seedling mold is a result of watering too much. Don't water unless the seedlings need it. It is easy to get into a routine of just giving them a quick watering every day or so "just to be sure," but this can sometimes do more harm than good.
How do you treat moldy seeds?
Why are my pumpkin seeds turning black?
The black spot on seeds are generally a fungus. If you try to germinate them with the black spot, the plant will die. If you remove the seed coat and then germinate the seed, as described in the "advanced seed starting method" you should be all right. I chunk all seeds with black spots.
Why do my seeds look fuzzy?
The number one reason that white, fluffy fungus grows on your seed starting soil is high humidity. Most seed growing tips will suggest that you keep the humidity high over the soil until the seeds have fully germinated.
How do you get rid of mold in seed germination?