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Is this mold or fungus?

Zone 10b | krisdiaz95 added on October 9, 2015 | Answered

I am new to gardening and just built a raised bed about a month ago. I started noticing these little white fuzzy specs around the spots where I plant my herbs (pictures attached). I was wondering if I should be concerned, and if it is mold or fungus, what I can do to get rid of it. Thanks!

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on October 11, 2015

This image of soil appears to be quite damp.

Mold and fungus thrive in moist conditions.

You can treat the soil with a fungicide, Neem Oil is a good choice.

Here are some links for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/preventing-mold-in-the-soil-of-a-houseplant.htm

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aleekarn
Answered on October 11, 2015

I do not think you should be concerned. Maybe let the solid dry out a bit between waterings. Those are only there because of the very damp soil.

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