White mold spores are long-lasting, so they will survive the winter if given the chance. Actinomycetes thrive in anaerobic (no air) conditions. Submitted by Jackie on July 13, 2016 - 11:22am. I put boards on each corner, with wire fence all around, nice. Submitted by The Editors on May 20, 2014 - 9:02am. My husband made raised beds for my flowers,except everything in them are vegetables. If you are talking about potted plants, it could be a harmless (and common) fungus called saprophytic fungus. It also helps to add new fresh soil to the garden if the mold issue doesn't go away. White fungus in soil is a dangerous sign for a garden. If not, should I get rid of the dirt and start over? Be sure to use well-drained soil and space your plants properly to avoid crowding. It may have been diseased or at least your vendor may have been able to provide some guidance. But not all soils have visible proof that these fungi are indeed present. Most seed growing tips will suggest that you keep the humidity high over the soil until the seeds have fully germinated. Saprophytic means: an organism which consumes decaying organic matter. If possible, remove all crop residue after harvesting. The "white mold" I have is NOT on the plants, but on the soil surface. Although very dangerous to the tree, it can be treated using a variety of techniques involving repotting and fungicides. White mold … Can this kill my plant? Submitted by Barbara Moody on May 12, 2019 - 9:46pm. It appears as a white, powdery coating on leaves and quickly spreads. You love your plants - who doesn’t? Cleaning Up the Mold. Mixing in by-product properly and at the correct ratio can be tricky with existing potted plants, as there is so little room to go around. Before doing anything drastic, just try washing it off with a water spray. If you notice mold turn the soil over and bury the mold. Compost fungi that result in mold are most often actinomycetes. Any idea what I can do or if I leave it will it ruin all my plants? Plants with white mold typically wilt and collapse or drop their leaves, spreading more of the fungus into the soil and causing nearby plants to become infected. Not allowing your indoor plants to bask in the sun will limit the nutrients made available to these plants through photosynthesis. I did have a raised bed garden and was using compost tea to water the plants. As soon as you notice any diseased plants, destroy them immediately. There could be multiple reasons for seeing mold. Next step is, obviously, googling what in the Sam Hill is wrong with your tiny garden. I am growing quite a few things from seed right now inside and everything seems to be going great, only problem is white mold in some soil and on the containers I'm growing them in. bell peppers & cucumber on the other. White mold fungus releases spores when the weather is cool, and these spores can be carried by the wind and infect other plants. There are a number of non-toxic products on the market for treating it, and even a few home remedies! They spread sickness like root rot that infects plant roots and keeps them from drawing water and nutrients into the plant. Also have one bed planted with lettuce and beets that has a greenish coating over top of dirt. I covered the entire garden with sheets for more than a week, to prevent severe thunderstorms from destroying my plants. Scoop away the mold. The same could be said for poor drainage in your soil. Paid a good price for that dirt and don't know why it is showing up. - and you want to see them thrive. Mold on plants is another matter, as you recognize, as is nonwhite mold.