Bokashi Tea generate fungus in plants/pots after watering them.

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Naxatra asked 2 years ago

When watering the plants/pots with Bokashi Tea mix water, next day I found fungus in the soil/matter in pot. There are chances that bulbs I planted like Ranunculus, Hyacinth, Tulips etc will catch fungus & not germinate.
what to do?

3 Answers
Nicki Casley Staff answered 2 years ago

Hi,

Thanks so much for your question. You do not need to be concerned about ill effects on your planted bulbs. The microbes and fungi in bokashi tea and bokashi compost are already present in healthy soil structures. The fungi and molds that you see after applying bokashi tea (or adding bokashi pre-compost to your soil) are good signs of a healthy soil food web. These should not affect any healthy bulbs in your soil. In fact, they will help by promoting healthy mycorrhizae networks that transport essential nutrients and minerals to your plant and bulb roots.

Happy composting 🙂

Juan answered 4 weeks ago

Does the fungi eventually go away? I applied bokashi to my zz plant and white fungi grew on the surface – I know its not harmfull but I don\’t appreciate the aesthetic effect, if you know what I mean.

Nicki Casley Staff replied 4 weeks ago

Yes, it will go away on its own. You can slightly agitate/rake the surface of the soil to reduce it visibly if you like.

Nicki Casley Staff answered 4 weeks ago

Yes it will go away on its own. You can slightly agitate/rake the surface of the soil to reduce it visibly if you like.

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