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Beginner Gardening Questions: can moldy camasia bulbs be saved?

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gojo
Camano Island, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 3, 2012
7:23 PM

Post #9264015

I have 7 camassia cusickii bulbs that have some geenish mold on them. Will they make it if I plant them or can I treat them with something to increase the likelyhood of them making it? I live in zone 8 in a dryer part of western washington (24 average inches of rain a year). Thank you for any help!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 7, 2012
6:46 AM

Post #9267822

I would wipe away as much of the mold as possible and, if the bulbs are firm, with no mushy spots, put them in a paper sack and coat them with fungicide before planting.
gojo
Camano Island, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 7, 2012
12:04 PM

Post #9268099

Thanks themoonhowl. would hydrogen peroxide work?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 7, 2012
3:07 PM

Post #9268289

Hydrogen peroxide as a fungicide? Quite possibly, but a cheap easy fungicide is common ground cinnamon. Wipe the bulbs with a damp cloth, check for rotten spots, dump cinnamon in a paper bag and add the bulbs. (label the bag and use the remaining cinnamon to dust other bulbs).


http://www.cinnamonfresh.com/articles/Anti-Biotic_Anti-Fungal_Anti-Microbial_Activity_Cinnamon.aspx

http://www.ehow.com/way_5843831_household-cures-tomato-fungus.html

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