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Brandon Minch
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Hello! I've been looking around online and I stumbled across something interesting. There are a few sites out there that are promoting the use of h2o2 diluted in water to help boost oxygen levels in roots. The idea sounds promising except that these sites claiming benefits are also trying to sell a product <insert skepticism>. I was hoping some people on this forum had had some experience with Hydrogen Peroxide as a "supplement" for seeds, seedlings, transplants or disease control. First hand knowledge would be most desired but if somebody could point me in the right direction (online or otherwise) to a source that could either prove or disprove the use of h2o2 it would be greatly appreciated. I'm always looking for new ways to help out my garden
 
LaLena MaeRee
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I don't know about seeds, but in junior high my mom refused to let me color my hair so I soaked it in peroxide. I went from an almost black to the ugliest rusted blonde ever, and it fried the hell out of my hair. Literally parts of it BURNT off. I didn't even leave it on for very long. Horrifying experience, I would never put that stuff near something I wasn't trying to harm, lol. Then again who knows, seeds are probably tougher than my hair.
 
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From what I have read so far, the suggested use is 3 drops in a gallon of water. Highly diluted. I'm unable to find if this actually is successful in oxygenating the roots or if it's just hype. Also since in higher doses it is used to kill bacteria I can't help but wonder if it does some harm to beneficial bacteria and fungi. I saw an example of a pepper plant that had h2o2 supplemented in the water and it looked like a remarkably healthy plant but there was no "control" plant to show any real benefit or decrease in plant health. If anyone knows of a proper experiment that has been done, I'd love to know. I'm sorry about your hair, but none of that answered my questions.
 
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