Fungus Identification

mmorris00June 25, 2009


Given the expertise here, I was wondering if anyone else has seen a growth like this at the base of their tomato plants.

This plant in particular is a Valencia tomato being grown in an EarthTainer. In the same container is a Celebrity tomato that is not showing any indication of fungal growth.

My main questions are:

What type of Fungus is this?

Is this fungal growth going to hurt this plant?

Is there a risk of spreading to the other plant and harming it as well?

Thanks in advance for all your help!!

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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

Really nice pictures of slime mold. It won't affect your tomatoes are anything else.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2009 at 1:43AM
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