Win a deck of Permaculture Playing Cards this week in the Permaculture forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • James Freyr
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • r ranson
  • Mike Jay Haasl
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • paul wheaton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Dan Boone
  • Carla Burke
  • Kate Downham

Tea tree oil/microgreen question

Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I read on a post from a different site that they used tea tree oil for fungus on there microgreens,I used "tea tree oil" because of this post, but later read cases of kids going into comas from ingesting, a small amount of tea tree oil. So here is the question, spraying this oil on your microgreens really safe? I threw out three trays because of the uncertainty, washed and rewashed my spreay bottle , but it still carrys the tea tree sent . Is it safe?
Mother Tree
Posts: 11121
Location: Portugal
dog duck forest garden tiny house books wofati bike bee solar rocket stoves greening the desert
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Spraying essential oil of any kind onto microgreens sounds pretty horrendous to me. I don't think I'd want to eat anything that had been sprayed directly.

I think it would be better to figure out why your set-up is letting fungus grow and correct the problem at source. Could you tell us a bit more about what you're doing, or maybe a photo or two, so we can visualise the problem?
Would you turn that thing down? I'm controlling a mind here! Look ... look at the tiny ad ...
Heat your home with the twigs that naturally fall of the trees in your yard
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!