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'Cheshunt Compound'

Specialised seed sowing information

…symptoms remove all the affected seedlings, a few extra seedlings and the affected compost. Water with Cheshunt Compound or similar fungicide to help prevent any spread. Cheshunt Compound can also be used as a soil drench prior to seed sowing as a preventative measure, but this will not completely…

Damping Off

…directed and sow normally. It pays to test small batches of seed first as the dressing can harm some varieties. A liquid copper formulation or Cheshunt Compound, also with a copper base, can be used on seedlings but they can slow down the growth of very .delicate plants. If there is one type of seed…

Undercover Sowing

…propagator or glass of the greenhouse. Fresh compost should be used at the start of the season and emerging seedlings should be treated with Cheshunt Compound to prevent damping off. Some seeds remain viable for a year or more after the packet seal has been broken, but it is advisable to carry out a…

Special treatment of seeds before sowing

…symptoms remove all the affected seedlings, a few extra seedlings and the affected compost. Water with Cheshunt Compound or similar fungicide to help prevent any spread. Cheshunt Compound can also be used as a soil drench prior to seed sowing as a preventative measure, but this will not completely…

Handling Small Seeds

…almost up to their rims, until the surface of the compost become moist, then remove and allow to drain. It is recommended that you add some Cheshunt Compound or other copper based fungicide to the water, as this prevents the dreaded seedling disease, damping off, which can rapidly destroy a complete…

Sowing Seeds

…leave to drain before sowing your seeds. As a precaution against damping off diseases, seeds can be watered with a fungicide, such as ‘Cheshunt Compound'. Algae, liverworts and mosses will tend to cover the surface if the pots are left for any length of time. Plants whose seeds germinate…

Weaning Seedlings

…to prevent the build-up of diseases such as grey mould or damping off disease. As a precaution, water seedlings with a fungicide like Cheshunt Compound . If you cannot open the ventilators an electric fan heater will help keep air circulating. In summer the problems are more or less opposite.…