View Full Version : mold in the wheat grass
05-24-2008, 03:28 PM
I have been growing trays of wheat grass for a few weeks now. I'm really enjoying it, but have just noticed grayish mold growing on the soil at the base of each blade. I don't think I'm over-watering at all, and checking the soil before I water so it doesn't get too moist. Seems to be worse when I keep the trays indoors (I put them out for part of the day since the weather is pleasant 70-80 currently).
05-24-2008, 05:32 PM
Would like to know as well...because lately I've been having mold problems with my sprouts, and I even sanitized my equipment with boiling water.
05-24-2008, 08:38 PM
i heard that the mould on the wheatgrass is not harmful.
??? anyone else hear this?
05-24-2008, 08:50 PM
I haven't started growing mine yet (I'm scared! :D) but I've heard that ventilation will cut down on the mold problem. Is there any reason not to grow them outdoors (as long as it's in a spot where it won't get too much direct sun)? If that's out of the question I'd probably leave them next to an open window.
05-25-2008, 12:09 AM
i have some growing outside... it's doing great. and yup... it's in the sun.
05-25-2008, 03:19 PM
Yes, I put mine "out" for most of the day on the back patio. It really dries the soil before I water it, but the mold is tenacious...
05-26-2008, 06:08 AM
As Mrs. Johnny says........It needs to stay Venelated. Just leave it outside, store it under an umbrella to keep it from direct sun to keep it from drying out.
Also somestimes you can have TOO many seeds in a SMALL space and this will result in mold. Again it is a venelation problem. It needs Breathing Room.
But FIRST you need to THROW that batch out and start over with NEW Soil. The soil is contaminated with the mold now. So use new soil and keep it outside and it will Grow and you will be LIVE..........Have a RAW Day.
05-26-2008, 08:49 PM
Yes, I always use new soil and wash and dry the trays, too.
Great idea to shade it so I can leave it out more...
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