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RE: [nafex] Seedlings
The fan might help to prevent mildew, which affects leaves. Damping off is
a soil disease, and excess soil moisture is one predisposing factor. The
fan might keep the potting mix from staying too wet.
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> This is my first time starting apple seeds, but I am an old hand at
> To help my tomato seedlings grow strong stems, I plug a small fan into the
> same timer that runs the grow lights. This makes the seedlings stir in
> the breeze created by the fan and replicates natural coditions.
> I will try it with the apple seeds and let you know.
> I wonder if the moving air has prevented me from ever haing problems with
> damping off?
> Thomas Olenio
> Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a