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I didn’t know what it was so I took it out of my garden boxes because it was so close to my vegetables. Was I wrong to do that? Am I supposed to get rid if it?
Growing likely due to a damp and darker location in your window box, this adorable fungus will not harm your plants!
Here is a link with more information.
You can just spoon it out and follow these tips to prevent more:
It is a slime mold. It is quite beneficial for your lawn, actually. It is just a little unsightly.
I would leave it alone, as it is probably consuming some lawn infection- doing quite a service for your lawn.
Here is some information on the subject: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/what-is-slime-mold-slime.htm
It may look disgusting but it is a completely benign fungus. In the USA, we call it "slime mold" or less commonly, "dog vomit fungus". Typically they are a 1 or 2 day phenomenon then disappear completely. Here is an article with more details: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/what-is-slime-mold-slime.htm
That's actually what is breaking down those things in the soil. It is fairly important to make sure that it is broken down pretty well before planting, or it will leach nutrients from your plants.
The white mycelium that you see is fungal, but beneficial. Getting rid of that would leave your garden unusable for a short time.
Let the rest of that decompose, and turn the soil frequently, until most of the wood has broken down into soil.