Mold on lettuce bed soil

Asked August 3, 2019, 1:56 PM EDT

First-timer planted lettuce variety seeds in a planter box under eaves, in good bagged soil. White mold on soil and lower leaves are dying. I know that I didn't thin them enough but have cut some leaves for salad. Can we continue to eat the leaves and fix this or is it all bad?

Lewis County Washington

1 Response

Thank you for your question. It would appear that you have watered the plants too much and/or had too little sun. But, to be on the safe side, I suggest you contact your own county Extension office for advice on food safety. Here is their webpage: Good luck!