Fungus on my garden box

Asked May 23, 2020, 11:16 AM EDT

Hello! What is this red fungus on my vegetable garden box? Are they dangerous?

Yamhill County Oregon

1 Response

What you have is slime mold not technically fungus. While it looks terrifying, it is not harmful and can be washed off with water or hoed into the soil or picked up and disposed in the garbage. It will dry out as the weather changes. Here is a brief publication on “Common Fungi in Yards and Gardens” from University of Minnesota Extension.