First-time fermenter here! Im currently fermenting Saukraeut, Beets, Carrot/Ginger and Tomato Salsa, It's been about a week and i just went to check on them and the salsa in particular and the saukraeut had moldy spores on top and their water levels where low
I scraped the mold out as i figured as the rest of the mix was under water that they'd be fine? (plus they smelled ok) and then I topped the mix with more water and put on air tight lids on my glass fermenting jars (I was just using cloth before but I don't want to use the cloth anymore)
After I scraped it out I realised I used a metal spoon to do it - dumb! but I haven't done any major harm have I - using the metal spoon?
Aside from that I've followed the recipe by putting them in my pantry - all lined up next to one another and they'll be there for another week or 2..
Help will be much appreciated!