White/slime mold in garden?

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Hannah asked 2 years ago

Hi there!
I recently discovered some thing growing on the mulch in my garden. Someone suggested it might be slime mold, but I haven’t been able to confirm this. I buried a bucket of bokashi under this bed before planting in it— could that have anything to do with it? If it is from the bokashi, is it harmless? It’s grown on the plants themselves a little.

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Nick Kiss answered 2 years ago

This white mold is actually a fungi, and is common with bokashi composting once the process gets exposed to air.  It’s most likely that this is what you are seeing, especially if you buried some Bokashi precompost there recently. If this is indeed the white mold you are seeing, then it is harmless for you and beneficial for your garden and soil structure. 

Hannah answered 2 years ago

Thanks! After it rained, the growth turned dark brown. Should I spray it off the plants or just leave it? 

Nicki Casley Staff answered 2 years ago

Hi Hannah,
Best just to leave it. Its all part of the soil food web and is beneficial for your garden and plants.
Happy composting 🙂

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