Q & A

Welcome to the Planet Natural Garden Forum! Whether you’re new to gardening or have been at it for some time, here you can search existing messages for answers to your questions or post a new message for others to reply to. If this is your first visit, please read over our forum instructions carefully before posting. Enjoy!

#201194 Reply

E. Vinje

Chandra –

Several fungi can cause decay of seeds and seedlings. However, I feel that the culprit is most likely damping off disease. This soil borne fungal problem affects seeds and new seedlings and is characterized by rotting stems and root tissue. In most cases, infected plants will germinate and come up fine, but within a few days they become water-soaked, fall over at the base and die. I have attached a link to our treatment and control page.

Hope it helps!