Fans shock after making unsettling find in Woolworths Discovery Garden plant

‘I’m worried about my kids touching this.’

September 17 2019

But it seems some fans have reported making an unsettling find in some of their seedling pots, with white mould appearing days after planting.

Said one fan: ‘Are anyone else's pots growing spots of mould?

‘I'm just wiping it away but is there any way of stopping it? I know it's caused by the moisture but we only water every 3 days or so, so not really much...

Said another: ‘Ewwww, I just found mould in my Discovery Garden plant. I’m worried about my kids touching this.’

Added one more: ‘Anyone else’s growing mould O_o 

‘I’ve followed all instructions and notice it this morning.’

Mouldy plants posted on Facebook

Mouldy plants posted on Facebook

The Discovery Garden followers shared photos of their mouldy plants to various Facebook groups, prompting some to say they’d also seen mould on their pots. But others were also quick to pass on advice, revealing that keeping the pots in the collectors tray could be restricting airflow.

Said one: ‘Yes the air flow in the design is poor just let them sit out and get some natural light to turn it back.’

Added another: ‘I think the problem is the tray you have them in. No airflow. I have mine on and open dish.’

On the Discovery Garden page on Woolworths website, it says the  mould is caused by the moisture in the air and suggests you: ‘You can wipe it away with a tissue.’

However another collector said that didn’t fix the issue: ‘Definitely not able to wipe what I saw with a tissue the whole pot was mould :(’ 

Mouldy plants posted on Facebook

Mouldy plants posted on Facebook

This article originally appeared on New Idea Food

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