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Old 04-09-2008, 03:47 PM   #1
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Mold on soil?

There is a white layer on the top of my chives soil. What could it be? It looks like mold but how did it get there if that's what it is?

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Old 04-09-2008, 04:28 PM   #2
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I think your chives have dandruff.
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:39 PM   #3
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I think your chives have dandruff.
Well I'll bust out the Head and Shoulders.
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:47 PM   #4
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It does sound like mold. It could have come in on your potting mix. Check this site for more info: White mold on soil - UBC Botanical Garden Forums
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:17 PM   #5
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Of course it is a mold, a fungus.

Would not worry about it. Generally is a sign of over watering.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:23 PM   #6
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Scrape it off and loosen the soil with a fork to aeriate, then water less.
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Put the pot where it can get some ventilation, too. A little breeze blowing on the plant will dry the mold out, and make the plant stronger to boot.
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:11 PM   #8
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one time I thought mine had mold but it was spiderwbs...good advice from all above
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:39 PM   #9
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We call it winter mold, or winter rot. It happens to my lawn. Once raked off, it should be fine. That UBC site is great, Ive been using it for years!
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Put the pot where it can get some ventilation, too. A little breeze blowing on the plant will dry the mold out, and make the plant stronger to boot.

Right on, Sparrowgrass! I should have mentioned that. Ventilation is very important.
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