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Mold on basil?

Posted by snowbunny_wi 4 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 3, 11 at 21:29

I noticed this today in the soil of my cinnamon basil. We've had a lot of rain, heat & humidity. Will this harm the plant? Is there something I can do?


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RE: Mold on basil?

This photo might work.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mold on basil

RE: Mold on basil?

It appears to be one of the many hundreds (thousands) of species of an organism commonly known as 'slime mold', even though it's not a mold or fungus. Totally harmless, just moving through the area picking up bits of organic matter to decompose. You needn't do anything, but if it disturbs you, simply take a rake to it.

RE: Mold on basil?

Thanks rhizo!

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