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Questions about mold and fungus growth

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Mold on tomato leaves

I've noticed these moldy, fuzzy spots on many of my tomato plants: I figured it is some sort of a mold problem, but I couldn't find which one exactly and what to do with it. The plants are on the ...
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There is this strange white growth around the outside of my pot plants

So, recently we have been conducting an experiment in which we have had to try and grow bean plants while using fertiliser to compare which fertiliser is the best in terms of growth. Over three weeks ...
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Why do I have brown “jelly” and rotten smell inside my healthy looking tomatoes?

I have about 30 tomato plants of several varieties, all hybrid except for one heirloom. Every single tomato plant is having the same issue but my peppers, eggplant, green beans, and cucumbers are fine ...
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Moldy looking soil in my greenhouse

I have had moldy looking soil in my greenhouse for the last couple of years. It looks like fine dust on top of the soil. My greenhouse is well ventilated and I have used various fungicides with no ...
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Unidentified mold on garlic cloves

I found this mold growing on two of my garlic cloves today. I have planted the garlic in a pot indoors at least two weeks ago with two others. I water it only when I think the soil feels dry, the ...
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White spots and patches that look like mold in water tank used to water plants automatically

When I leave for multiple weeks I leave an automatic water pump to water some of my more needy plants. When I returned, I noticed there were white patches on the water pump, as well as on the surface ...
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What is growing on my pots and soil?

I used to have these plants growing in my dorm room. I needed to add some more herbs to my collection, so I dug up most of the previous plants, took the soil from the pots, and mixed it with home ...
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Is there a way to kill the mold on soil surface in pots?

I’ve had mold growing on the surface of my pots for a long while. I kept removing the soil from the surface but that didn’t help. So I went and bought expensive fancy soil!! I took out the plants from ...
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Is having moss in your terrarium similiar to a layer of activated charcoal?

I am making a terrarium and almost everywhere (on the web) it says to add a layer of activated charcoal between the soil and drainage rocks. I plan on creating a sort of 'meadows' look by making small ...
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What is this white furry-looking mold in my potted plants?

Can anyone help me identify the mold growing in two of my potted plants, and how to treat them? I bought the plants and potted them two weeks ago. The flowering plant is in a pot with a drainage hole ...
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Orange sponge-like mold growing on mulch - what is it and is it harmful?

There is a mold that looks sponge-like that is growing in various spots on my mulch. It seems to appear very quickly (it seems like overnight but that's probably because I'm not observing daily), and ...
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What type of bonsai is this, and how do I revive it?

I got this bonsai from my friend about 2 months ago. I do not know what type of bonsai it is so I don't know how much about taking care of it. About 6 weeks ago, I forgot to water the tree so it went ...
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Houseplants keep getting infections

Over the past year we've tried to grow several small houseplants in our apartment, but every one of them has succumbed to an infection of some sort. For what it's worth, we keep our house spotless, so ...
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What's wrong with my gardenia?

I have 4 gardenias and 3 different issues, that im trying to identify. Please help, any feedback or how to bring back the health of the plant is greatly appreciated. I live in central florida and ...
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Why is the new soil building mold?

Four weeks ago, I bought a bag of soil with the label “For In-Door Plants”. However, I noticed the formation of mold very quickly after I used it: Is it the soil? The watering? Or something else I ...
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How can I get rid of fungus on my pepper plants?

I have multiple Pepper Plants (Buhut Jolokia) and some of them had a little too much water. Now there has grown a white mold on the dirt around the stem and I beleve that the plant is suffering from ...
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What is this white fungus on my oak tree?

This white material is on my oak tree, and it's appeared within the last month. What is it, how can I treat it, and is it contagious (it's begun to fall from the tall oak tree onto surrounding plants)?...
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Is this white fluff on my indoor grass bad for the plant, people, or pets?

For our cat, we have some grass in flower pots on the windowsill. I don't have the package with the seeds any more, it said something with cat grass. On some of the blades, there is some white fluffy ...
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How can I recognize mould in the soil of potted plants?

Is this mould on my bonsai's soil? If it is mould, how can I treat it? How can I recognise mould in potted plants in general?
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I planted raw almonds and they got very moldy. What to do?

Before planting 20-something almonds I've read on various forums that people have encountered mold growing over theirs and destroying the seeds. After about a week from planting, I'm seeing a very ...
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What is this fungus or mould on my oregano, and how should I treat it?

I have recently planted an upright herb garden. While setting up a watering system, two weeks later my oregano has this fungus or mould which is making its way to the thyme. What is it and how do I ...
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New fungus or mold on my basil plant soil [closed]

My husband and I are new to gardening. We bought a basil plant a month or so again, and we've been cutting it and starting new plants. Today woke up to this weird mold or fungus. I can't seem to find ...
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How to prevent creation of mold while sprouting wheatgrass indoors?

I'm sprouting wheat grass indoors and its growing pretty well. I've been following video's that I've seen on YouTube to sprout it. The problem I have is that I've reached the stage that I remove the ...
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How often should I water an Amaryllis plant?

I have a red amaryllis plant that is currently looking like it's doing well. It hasn't yet flowered and it is in a fairly early stage of growth. The plant care instructions said that it's important to ...
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What can I do to prevent mold in houseplants?

I've had several situations where my houseplants get a thin white dry-looking mold growing on the surface of the potting soil. I live in the desert Southwest of the U.S. Sonoran desert. I'm diligent ...
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Is this mold? Should i move those plants out of my bedroom?

This white stuff started to show up on my plants. I am worried it might be mold and could not be so great for the air in my bedroom.
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Does mold on a seed always mean the death of that seed?

I recently germinated some coffee beans (soaked in water until a root appeared), and planted them in sterilized soil. I only lightly covered them in soil (based on this answer), so the tops of the ...
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Garden Grass/Lawn Mould Identification

We have a standard grass lawn and in true British style got a paddling pool out a month too early. The pool got infested with mosquito larvae so we drained it (not into the garden) and got rid of the ...
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What is this mold/fungus? [duplicate]

Is it harmful? What should I do about it? It was undoubtedly caused by the excess water on the surface from the drippers. Those are now off.
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How do I treat gray fuzz on the soil around my Peace Lily plant?

I purchased a Peace Lily, but I didn't have a chance to repot it yet. However at the beginning of the week I saw some gray fuzz and and also mites and sprayed it with Bayer Insect Disease and Mite ...
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What is this yellow mold or fungus in my container?

I found this yellow looking patch underneath the branches of my rosemary plant. I did not see it near either of the other 2 plants in the container. I dug the yellow stuff up, it seemed surface level, ...
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What is this white mold infesting my tomato plants?

Some kind of white mold is infesting several of my plants, below is one of the worst infections of a tomato seedling. It is very aggressive, if I remove the top layer of soil it will come back in a ...
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How can I stop mold from growing on the surface of the soil around my potted plants?

I've been growing some apples from seed. I had four growing in one pot, then transplanted them into four separate pots. They have survived the transplant I believe, but one of the pots has a light-...
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What causes mildew on plants and how to prevent it?

Whats the best/cheapest/natural (3 separate questions or 1?) way to control mildew on plants? We have a lot of roses that had not been nurtured for years, and they are really struggling with mildew (...
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Is there any indoor plant to help with mold in the room?

The house I live sits on the rock and I guess there would some problem with isolation and maybe some other issue as well. I have to clean the room time to time with vinegar. Is there any indoor plant ...
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Orange mold-like substance seems to be killing my bedding plants

We recently moved into a house with deep beds built into the outside patio wall. I planted healthy bedding plants into these after first adding compost etc, and they all died within a week. When I ...
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How can I stop paperwhite bulbs from developing mold when forcing them inside?

I recently planted a few paperwhite bulbs in river rock with water. They've started to root and sprout, but I noticed one of them is developing mold. What's the best way to fix this problem? Should I ...
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How to prevent mold growth on moss ( kept in a closed jar )?

The moss is kept in a closed, humid environment, and white mold is taking over in some parts. Any advise on how to prevent the mold from competing and overtaking the moss? When I look for answers on ...
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My indoor plant has an orange mold-like substance growing on it and has tiny white bugs. How can I remove it?

I have my very first plant in my cube and it seems to be doing just fine. However, there is an orange mold-like substance growing on the top of the soil, and I can see a few tiny white bugs crawling ...
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How do I get rid of this white stuff on my pumpkin leaves?

The leaves on my pumpkin plants have what looks like a white mold growing on them. What is this? If it is harmful, how do I treat it?
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Why do all my strawberries become moldy?

We have a strawberry patch in our back yard. There seems to be a lot of mold growing there, which is getting to the berries before we can. What can I do to prevent this from happening? Cool, and ...
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What do I do about the whitish powdery mold on my peonies?

Very early this year (starting in mid-May) my peonies' foliage was covered in whitish-gray powdery mold. What is it and what if anything should I do about it?