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Damping Off/Seedling Dying

06 May 2017 - 10:05 PM

I have a big problem, I started noticing that a lot of my germinating pepper seeds were growing about a inch tall or even just sprouting but then they slowly die off. Today I found out that this is called damping off. Can anyone please suggest any methods to cure/prevent this problem instead of starting over. I have started a second separate seed tray too, but it looks like this is already happening again...

I used  4 cups peat, one cup black cow, one cup mushroom compost, and one cup perlite for my seed starting mix on my first tray and second tray. but i must admit that i did water with mist on top alot and bottom a few times since my heat mat was drying up everyting even with my dome on.
Making all my moisture turning into condensation so i had to keep my soil atleast moist.

Then my third tray which i just started two days ago was only peat and perlite and only was bottom watered. in addition i will have not used my heat mat since these problems have been happening, same with my domes

Plus I read that cinnamon helps deter fungus/ damping off so i have been covering all the cell tray tops with it.

first tray is a month old or more
second tray is 2/3 weeks
third tray is 3 days

Any help/suggestion will be greatly appreciated, Thank you all

Different pepper names?? Different variant?? Same pepper??

23 March 2017 - 12:41 PM

Hello, I have been reading that some peppers have different names but they are the same pepper or cross. Could someone please clear up my curiosity and explain some of these specific varieties I was researching before I purchase seeds.

1.)  Trinidad Congo, Black Congo, Chocolate Habanero

2.)  Pimenta De Neyde x Bhut Jolokia, Pimenta Leopard, Pink Tiger