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 Post subject: White mold on soil
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:56 pm 
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I have recently discovered white mold on the soil at the base of many of my shrubs--david viburnum, camellia, azalea, and indian hawthorne. These plants are on the north side of my home and get a lot of shade. I recently began using Organicide to prevent insect festations. The Organicide has 5% sesame oil as active ingredient and 92% edible fish oil and 3% licithen as the inactive ingredients. I don't know if this has anything to do w/ the mold. I use cedar and pine needles for mulch. I water deeply about once a week. Is mold okay or should I try to get rid of it. If so how do I get rid of it.


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 Post subject: Re: White mold on soil
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:36 am 
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Clearly it is not attractive. I did some experimenting with African violets several years ago. One of them developed a thick white mold on the soil and the soil turned to acid. What a mess! I watered the pot with milk water several times until the milk stopped clotting. Then I let it sit for a week and the mold disappeared. The plant recovered fully from what was certain death.

I would put 2-3 ounces of milk in water and water the soil around the plants. Be sure to hit the moldy places.

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