Yellow Spores / Fungus

Discussion in 'Plant Problems' started by 4Degrees, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. 4Degrees

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    Has anyone ever seen this or know what it is and has it affected the plant? Also, I couldn't really find a general gardening forum. Know of any good ones? All kinds of searching and this place seems to be the most knowledgeable. :greenthumb: Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. THContent

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    From the looks of it, seems like it is slime mold. It is not exactly good for the plant but it also should not harm it (if that is what it is). It is more commonly known as Dog Vomit Fungus. It could also be the start of a mushroom bed haha, if there is mycelium those could be fungi starting to sprout (too early to tell)

    If you are gung-ho on getting rid of it and I recommend doing this, and if it is something else, get yourself some household cinnamon and put it on there, it will kill the fungus without causing any damage to your plant. Cinnamon works wonders at getting rid of fungus. Just plain ol cinnamon, not cinnamon toast crunch. Just cinnamon.

    Let us know how it goes :)
     
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  3. THContent

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    Additionally, you may want to remove the seed/plant alltogether, scrub your potting with hydrogen peroxide, if it is a seed rinse with 1 tsp of cider vinegar mixed with 1 cup of water, and re-plant in sterilized soil. I suggest using good quality soil like FFOF. Once it is replanted make sure you have a fan in there circulating air (since mold and fungus as well as garden insects hate airflow it is all around beneficial to have a fan in there to prevent this from happening again.) And remember not to water too often, mold loves constant moisture, so be sure and let the soil get dry about 2 inches down, plants also like to not be saturated in water at all times (they need the aeration).

    Let us know!
     
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  4. 4Degrees

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    Thanks for the info Content! ;)

    If matt groening had to draw a penis, it'd look like this. Terrible...smelly too. Pretty sure they're Leucocoprinus birnbaumii mushrooms.

    I attempted the cinnamon; it didn't do what we'd hoped. I went ahead and dug up what I could. Which was 3 sets of what you see in hand, about 2 inches down. It's been a few days though and I still smell mushroom instead of clean soil.

    To test a theory, I tried putting a piece in diluted bleach. ...Mushroom turned white with no change to the structure.

    I dried the soil for 7 days, as long as possible. So I can either let it be or try a fungicide. I think I'll have to continue mixing cinnamon in to the topsoil just to curb the smell.

    Any other suggestions or know of a fungicide that might help? Thanks again!
     

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