White powder on soil this morning

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  1. Danielle Grieme

    Danielle Grieme New Member

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    Does anyone know what this white powder is that appeared on my organic soil in our garden bed over night? Is it good or bas? Should I do something with it?
     

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    Maybe pollen? Was it raining in the night?
     
  3. Danielle Grieme

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    No rain. It is all over the soil in one bed and not the other.
     
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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    It could be a slime mold, but it's hard to tell without a closeup.
     
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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Agree with @vitog - a closer shot would be helpful to see if this is a slime mold or a fungal mold
     
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    When I scooped off the top later of soil it was on it was powdery and floated through the air so it is more powder than liquid/wet. I have taken another picture of it.
     

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    I often used to find a white fungal film like that on my soil though not for the past few years. It didn't ever seem to do any harm.
     
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    Good to know! Thank you!!
     

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