Can anyone help me get rid of slime mold? I have it all over my small
garden and it looks quite disgusting. I realize it is probably good
for the garden, but it is all over the place in the garden in front of
my house and it looks terrible!
Thanks for your help.
The white powdery substance is powdery mildew, another very common fungal
problem in late season. Lots of different types which are more or less host
specific. The best control is to plant resistant varieties and to maintain
good cultural practices, including proper siting, deep watering, limiting
the use of nitrogen rich fertilizers and mulching to conserve soil moisture.
Clean up and destroy any fallen leaves or debris and with perennials,
infected material that is cut back should not be composted.
Powdery mildews tend to become very resistant to single fungicides other
than sulfur, so alternate if using chemicals, otherwise there are a number
of home remedies that are equally successful in controlling the problem (as
far as that goes). These include Cornell formula (bicarbonite of soda and
water), milk, and neem oil.
pam - gardengal
Can anyone who replied to this describe this for me?
I have some weird stuff that grows on my place, usually where roundup has
been sprayed, but not always.
I t looks kind of like chopped up Kelp when it's wet, then dries to a black
I'd like to know how to get rid of it. I'm afraid that it will come to life
one of these days and eat the cat or something.
| >Some fungicides may be used to control slime mold, however, washing,
| >brushing or mowing will remove it just as well. And cheaper.
| My neighbor has it in her yard and I suspect it helps keep my allergies
| at full force.
| Zone 5 CT
"Michel Buonarroti" <don't e-mail me> wrote in message
Slime molds are in the aesthectically unpleasing category and not the
harmful to your plants category. It lasts for a very short time and is
usually removed by mechanically means (scoop it up and throw it out).
Fungicide control of slime molds is not really necessary nor economical.
Am I the only one here who is hearing the theme from The Twilight Zone?
Have you seen the cat since it was there?
| >Can anyone help me get rid of slime mold? I have it all over my small
| >garden and it looks quite disgusting. I realize it is probably good
| >for the garden, but it is all over the place in the garden in front of
| >my house and it looks terrible!
| >Thanks for your help.
| I saw a 20 foot band of slime mold in my lawn one year. It was
| brilliant orange, slow moving and very strange. Unfortunately, it did
| not last more than a few hours.
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