I’ve been reading about hydrogen peroxide on some grower boards lately and there’s increasing interest in this for algae control and some seed germination experiments going on.
It’s one of those topics that’s always been on the fringe of gardening and a ton of bad info is out there. I always get a little antsy when somebody comes up with a “miracle cure” for the garden from some other product. Frankly, there’s a ton of this kind of bad advice being promoted out there by some people who should know better.
I don’t recommend you start using this stuff on a regular basis but you “might” want to experiment a bit here and there in your garden (use double blind trials if you do). Here is a consumer website that might prove interesting if only because it has dilution tables for different purposes and amounts.
So why mention it? It strikes me that when the commercial growers start talking about it – throwing around the results of things such as algae control and seed germination (and which concentrations and which machinery to use) then there may be smoke there.
And where there’s smoke, there may be a grain of truth.
It’s worth passing along with the caveat that it likely works on algae but the rest is not shown yet.
If I run into some other trials, I’ll definitely bring them to your attention.