florafloraflora (florafloraflora) wrote in grow_food,

Noob question: fungus on newly-started seeds?

Hi, noob here and apartment-dweller. I've grown herbs and tomatoes before, on roofs and balconies, as well as houseplants galore. This year I'm busy with school so I scaled back and decided just to grow some arugula on my windowsill. This is my first time growing food from seed.

I got some paper disks with pre-embedded arugula seeds and planted them in a box on my windowsill. They sprouted within a couple of days, but today when I checked them for the first time in bright light I saw that they had a little white fuzz growing on them. At first I thought it might be wisps of decomposing paper, but no, it's pretty clearly a fungus.

Can my seedlings be salvaged? I refrained from watering this morning and placed the box in a sunnier spot. Is there anything else I can do to help these little guys?

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