Orange stringy roots

Asked March 24, 2019, 2:01 PM EDT

I have these bright orange stringy roots under the mulch in my beds. The roots are everywhere (under the surface) but don’t seem to be attached to any plant. Can you identify and tell me if they will be a problem? I am incorporating edible plants (spinach, carrots, lettuce, etc) into my flower beds this season.

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1 Response

They appear to be roots that have come to the surface to capture the moisture under the mulch, but I can not be 100% positive with only a photo. Please bring a sample in of the 'roots' to Scott Co. Cooperative Extension at 1130 Cincinnati Road, Georgetown. Our hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm, weekdays.