Propagation: substitute for no damp

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  1. island gardener

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    Since (no damp) is no longer avalable I was wondingering if someone out there has a receipe for a substitute. I find some seeds will not survive for me without it

    thank you marie
     
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    I've had great success with Lamisil drops, which I'm able to get at my local chemists (drug store) over the counter. I have no idea if it's even available in that presentation in Canada, though.
     
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    hmmm... i know i'm about to feel very silly, but i have to ask. ...what on earth is "no damp"? thanks.
     
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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    A fungicide to control damping-off diseases in cuttings and seedlings. An Isopropanol solution containing 2.5% Ozine Benzoate.
     
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    (lorax)

    thank you for reply
    how much or what is the formual you use

    thank you
    island gardener
     
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    When I germinate seed which is not to often because of time restrictions i will soak the seeds in a solution of hydrogen peroxide and water(1 teaspoon to 1/2 cup of water) to remove any lingering bacteria on the seeds. Then I plant them in sterilized soil or sand this seems to reduce the chances of fungus growing around the seedlings.
     
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    Island gardener, I just soak the seeds with a couple of drops of the solution before planting; it's a pre-mixed liquid.
     
  9. Tom Hulse

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    Chammomile tea! It really works great for this. Use the 100% chammomile kinds, no other ingredients. Mix it at the same concentration you would drink it, or even a little weaker is ok, and put it in a small spray bottle after it cools.
     
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    I too am dismayed when I lose a flat to dampening off. A friend of mine recommended a strong brew of camomile tea used the same as No-Damp. I tried it last year and I never had any dampening off, however that may just because I always sterilize everything and use good quality starting mixes although that has not always stopped it in other years. I am using it again this year and will try and keep posted about it.
     
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    Good air flow, clean tools, well drained planting medium.
     
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    and clean hands. I realized that this morning as I was smoothing out a planting bed with my fingers (as usual) and realized I could be transfering spores or anything else.
     
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    I'm glad I read this thread! I've had constant problems with damping off in my chile seedlings. I'm going to try the camomile tea method.
     

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