Strawberry Plants

Getting Rid of White Mold on the Soil

Anonymous added on October 11, 2011 | Answered

I have what looks like a white powdery mold in my strawberry patch and in my vegetable garden. It is just on the soil and does not appear to have affected the plants. I am guessing that it is from too much moisture. I have tried a spray fungicide but it did not seem to help. I also tried removing the soil that was affected, again it came back. I have heard that putting sulfur in the soil this fall will help. How can I get rid of this and prevent it from returning in the spring?

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Answered on October 12, 2011

The powdery substance could be mildew or some sort of mold or fungus attributed to overwatering. Therefore, keeping the area as dry as possible and growing plants in well-draining soil is important for prevention of this disease. Once it affects plants, more often than not, treatment is not effective. Just keep doing what you've been doing. There's really little else you can do.

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