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AlxNicAlxNic Posts: 259
Please could someone tell me what I use, and how I do, a fungicidal drench? I am having trouble germinating surface seeded salvias which are looking like they might be going mouldy. I will try again but I have read that a fungicidal drench will help. Thank you


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,797
    Possibly the compost is too damp ... causing ‘damping off’. 
    Sprinkling cinnamon on the surface of the compost is said to help prevent fungal problems with seedlings. 

    The over-use of fungicides in gardening and agriculture is known to be causing resistance problems in human medicine, in a similar way to the way the over- use of antibiotics has caused bacteria to become resistant to many known treatments, so I do not use fungicides in my gardening. 

    Most fungicide problems can be dealt with by improving the growing conditions. 

    Hope that helps. 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • AlxNicAlxNic Posts: 259
    Thank you, Dove. I will try the cinnamon
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