White mold on vegetables
My, cukes, squash, pumpkin and peas have been hit with white mold the past 2 years. I decided to start a new garden spot, but wondering if I can use the old for flowers or plants not susceptible to the mold? Does the mold live in the soil? Should I avoid tilling the soil? Any suggestions and advice would be much appreciated! Thank you!
Hubbard County Minnesota
The mold does live in the soil and it overwinters and keeps getting worse in susceptible crops. It likes cool moist conditions. I doubt that tilling will make much difference. There are fungicides that can be useful. Planting flowers that are not susceptible would work. However, many flowers are also affected. See: https://extension.umn.edu/plant-diseases/white-mold-garden