Burpee (AKA Monsanto?)Submitted by Sternzy on Mon, 05/03/2010 - 12:27
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.