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Thanks for the info! Here are the pics.
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Nance, the seedlings are closer together than I'd go for.
If too many seedlings germinate too close together it's really difficult to separate them without causing damage when potting-up,
as well as the tightly-packed plants reducing airflow.
They also look quite 'leggy' to me; are they getting plenty of bright light?
Aside from that, good drainage, aeration and allowing the medium to dry out a bit between waterings are the biggies for damping-off.
 
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They do not get separated. I grow them as microgreens
 
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not enough light and air movement, improve those two next time and your problems should go away.
 
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If you're growing for micro greens, I wonder if you need soil at all? They don't use soil for fodder systems which are just micro greens:


 
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Growing for microgreens is not the same as what I thought you were trying to do.
CJ Verde showed a set up for that.
Think microgreens are always grown in a soiless mix.
You should be able to find lots of info on line as to how to do this.
Fodder systems are getting to be a big deal for feeding livestock.
Maybe you could get some ideas by checking out a site that sold those systems.

Your pictures show exactly what will happen if you try to grow microgreens without using proper techniques.

Check out some YouTube videos.
 
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Thanks for your input. I grow many MICROGREENS in a soilless mix and have no damping off. Many MICROGREENS are still grown in a soilless mix. I am familiar with the fodder system, as well as many other ways to grow MICROGREENS . At this time it is to expensive for me to get involved with.
 
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There are people doing fodder systems on the cheap. The pumps are cheap and it's not too hard to get cobble something together. I think there are some threads on this forum or here's another:
Dead simple fodder system
 
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Thanks! I'll check it out
 
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