[gardeners] Mold

Craig Watts (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 6 Apr 2001 21:49:18 -0400

Yuk! Mold on all my indoor plants. It's located on the soil, has spread to
all plants. Looks like bread mold. Not powdery black mold, its growing on
the soil.


Had my habanero plants wintering w/ me indoors. Had an attack of white
flies. Got some insecticidial soap and clean them off. Flies dropped by
90%, retreated 2 weeks later. Treated a glad outdoors for black mold,
applied a full service fertilizer to them. Thought if it was good for them,
I'd do the plants indoors (Peace Lilly). It contained a very low fertilizer
along with bone meal, dried blood, iron, etc.


Could it be the droppings of the white flies are molding?
Could it be the bone meal and dried blood molding?

Cindy does like to water them till it spills all over my nice hardwood
floors, but that only happens every other week. And because it has been
warm here the windows are more open now allowing plenty of sun into the

I put the habaneros out on the front brick stairs in full sun w/ no water
and the mold has not decreased (been out there for 6 days).

Suggestions?  ..............  bleach??????   Throw 'em out?????

Craig Watts