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Should I be worried?

22 Feb 2012
Rainy 16°C / 61°F

I’m starting onions from seed, and some of them are quite furry at the base. Are these tiny little rootlets that I should cover with a bit of planting medium, or this is a fuzzy mold that’s about to kill my itty bitty onions?

(This is a super macro shot — the seed coat is visible for scale.)


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evergreengirl

evergreengirl

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United States8a

Those look like root hairs to me! Cover them up, give a good misting, and they will start sustaining the upper part of the plant. :) Mold would be more irregular – these are all evenly originating from the root and trying to find some soil to soak up moisture and nutrients.

Posted on 22 Feb 12 (over 3 years ago)

Much thanks for that!

Posted on 22 Feb 12 (over 3 years ago)

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