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Burpee (AKA Monsanto?)

I just started gardening this year. I went out and bought a ton of seeds from walmart, one of which was corn.

I didn't know what I was doing at first and I just planted all the seeds in "Jiffy" plugs, and also in a bio-degradable egg-carton type container.

The corn was split 50/50 int he jiffy plugs, and the bio-containers, so it had two different mediums to grow in.

To my surprise only a couple days in the corn, and only the corn started sprouting out this strange cob-web looking stuff from every single corn sprout. This happened on both mediums.

I let this stuff grow out to see what it was...it was pretty strange watching this cobweb stuff grow out like it did. After a few weeks this cobweb stuff turned into bright blue mold. I should add that this cobweb stuff spewed out of the plugs before any corn sprout was even visible.

So this seems really strange to me needless to say, and I'm not sure I even want to eat these vegetables I have growing now that all came from "Burpee". Like is this normal? Because it sure as hell didn't seem normal watching that stuff grow.

I will leave a link to pics below, sorry I did not take a picture at the point this stuff turned into blue mold.


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Spray the dirt with the mold on it

with Hydrogen peroxide. It will kill the mold and also kill fungus.


I didn't know that Monsanto owned Burpee!!!


My local hardware store had organic and heirloom Burpee on sale, so I bought them, supplementing what I had saved from last year's garden--

well, this is news--

*backing away from Burpee now*

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

important info

good to know!

Stick them out in the sun

your dirt is too wet & cold, and grew mold. The seeds may have had some mold spores on them, let the dirt heat up and get a lot of light. Are you in a cold climate? Usually folks just plant corn in the ground.

*May the only ones to touch your junk, be the ones you want to touch your junk.*

yes, that happens here, too--

I'm not in the northeast, but it's cold here, too--

and . . .

that happened to me--

I uncovered my 'greenhouse'--

to let the little 'pots' dry out; I think it is helping; I hope so--

I have several pots without tomatoes, etc. though--

just didn't make it--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

yah I live in the north east

yah I live in the north east and didn't realize when i started you put corn seeds rite in the ground. I think I'm going to try and plant some seeds outside today.

It just seems weird that this only happened to the corn, and it didn't spread to any other plug.

It may be the peat pots more than the seed

Last year I tried peat pellets and grew a lot of pretty mold. This year I started stuff (peppers, tomatoes) in old yogurt cups and plastic cups. Didn't have any mold this year.

*May the only ones to touch your junk, be the ones you want to touch your junk.*