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Getting fungicide off seeds?

 
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Hi everyone
I'm wanting to use dwarf peas as a green manure in my garden this year (so I can eat from them too!) but unfortunately the only ones I can obtain have been treated with some kind of fungicide. Since I'm trying to feed my soil microbiome I'm not keen on the fungicide, obviously!
Any ideas on how to remove the fungicide? Or how much damage it could cause?  

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Hi Sophie,

Can you be a bit more specific about what is listed on the label?  Thanks!....

 
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Nothing is on the label, just something like "this seed has been treated with a fungicide, wash your hands after handling" or something like that.  It does not list what the fungicide is. The seed company is shut down for the Christmas break, I've emailed them to ask but they won't be open for a couple of weeks - and I want to plant my seeds sooner than that!
 
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My 2 cents is that the formula is designed to remain attached in moist conditions and therefore the removal would require a detergent such as dish soap. Perhaps a cycle in the dishwasher...


 
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I got ginseng seeds once that had this blue stuff on them. I called the company up, to ask about it. They said it was to prevent fungus from growing on them. It was water soluble so it just washed off.  Not very environmentally safe. Like you said it's going to kill you microbes. Specifically the fungus.  I suppose chlorine dos the same thing to the Microbes but city people use it everyday to drink and bath in.
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