My small raised bed is full of this white fungus or mold. It is just below...

Asked April 24, 2014, 9:57 PM EDT

My small raised bed is full of this white fungus or mold. It is just below the surface and goes downs at least a foot. In past years I have added compost to the soil, but this is the first time this has appeared. I cannot identify it, so I don't know if it is harmful, beneficial, or neither. I have been turning the soil and exposing the white material to try and dry it out. I would like to know what it is before I plant any vegetables. Thank You.

Montgomery County Maryland soil fungus in soil

1 Response

This is normal, harmless and nothing to worry about. It is a natural occurance as plant material breaks down to have fungal strands (mycellium) grow and be noticeable under the right conditions.
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