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soil fungus?

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by rockerry on August 04, 2006 06:16 PM
I have planted several flowers and plants in the front of my home. Underneath the electrical meter, a white fungus-looking thing is "growing" in the dirt. I thought it was a paint spill or something, but now it seems to be spreading in the soil under my plants. Any ideas as to what this could be and if it could be harmful. On the other side of the fence is our pool equipment (we have a saltwater pool). I can't seem to find a picture of it in google images. Help [Smile] [dunno]
by Longy on August 05, 2006 12:33 AM
I'd suggest it's just a fungus growing on the damp soil surface. You could try lightly scuffing the soil to aerate it or mulching over the top. I doubt it's a problem. Most of these types of fungi are just a part of the natural breaking down of organic matter or similar. If the plants are growing OK then i wouldn't worry. Unless the salt water is actually spilling into that garden i'd suggest that is irrelevant.

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by rockerry on August 05, 2006 06:17 AM
Thank you. I will try that! Plants seem to be fine.
by weezie13 on September 10, 2006 12:12 PM
Do you have MULCH on top of soil where
you've got your plants planted??????
Just curious...

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