How to Treat and Prevent The Microgreens Root Rot and White Fuzz (Tested)

Our goal is to have a nice harvest at the end of the week, right? So how do we combat any kind of pests, mold, rot without ruining our seeds and sprouts? Well, we have the answer down below!

Soaking Microgreen Seeds Hydrogen Peroxide

You will need to mix 4 teaspoons of food-grade hydrogen peroxide, 4 teaspoons of white vinegar, 4 cups of water, and mix all together. Soak the seeds for 10 minutes, rinse, and leave them in clean water to soak for about 8 hours. After that, they are ready to be planted.

This will kill all the bacteria commonly found on seed shells. 

How to Prevent Mold on Microgreens?

  1. Disinfect the seeds before planting.
  2. Disinfect the trays before adding soil.
  3. Disinfect the trays between batches.
  4. Use potting soil to minimize the risk of mold and pests.
  5. Use the bottom watering method.
  6. Make sure there is proper ventilation in the room.
  7. Adjust the temperature, it should be around 70° F.

White Fuzz on Roots and How to Remove It!

  1. Organic Neem Oil is your best bet. Add two teaspoons of neem oil to half-gallon of water, mix it up, pour it into a sprayer, and start applying it liberally on the infected parts of the plant every couple of days until the mold is gone.
  2. Another method is vinegar. Mix two tablespoons of ACV (apple cider vinegar) with a quart of water, and spray generously to the infected parts of the plant until the mold is gone.

How to Treat Mold on Microgreens?

As we already stated, mix white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, add water and spray the infected parts of your crops.

If your tray is infested with mold, the best advice is to throw that batch away and sterilize the tray before adding your next batch. Sometimes it is hard to say bye-bye to your beloved work, but it needs to be done or you could get sick or ruin all your other trays.