Hydrogen peroxide

Rodger Whitlock totototo@telus.net
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:13:44 PDT
On 5 Apr 2013, at 6:36, Jadeboy48@aol.com wrote:

> With some very expensive plants ( In the 500$ range+) that had rot problems
> at the nursery we unpotted the plant, scraped off as much rotten tissue as
> possible then dusted it with flowers of sulfur. It is just powered sulfur
> and  can be found at most drug stores. It kills almost all fungi it hits.Let
> the plant stay dry to let the rotten area heal. It is very safe and has been
> used on people for several thousand years to kill germs. 

Many years ago I attended a study weekend at which Paul Christian gave a 
lengthy talk on the propagation of bulbs. (I think it was at a hardy plant 
study weekend in Lynwood, Washington.) He extolled the virtues of sulfur as a 
fungicide to use on the wounds some propagation techniques produce, offering as 
one of its great advantages "it stays where you put it."

Yes, sulfur: good stuff.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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