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Beginner Gardening Questions: Ash-like mold in dirt?

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dionosaur
Sierra Vista, AZ
(Zone 8a)

April 29, 2012
11:11 AM

Post #9102587

I had a plant that died, and I was just digging it up to plant something new and the dirt under the plant looks like ash and is very dry. Is that a mold? And if so, do I need to replace that dirt? Or how do I prevent it from killing the new plant? Or is this normal?

Thanks!
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2012
11:49 AM

Post #9102638

Can you post some pictures? If it's dry, it doesn't seem that mold is as likely but it's hard to say what it is without seeing it.
dionosaur
Sierra Vista, AZ
(Zone 8a)

April 29, 2012
12:43 PM

Post #9102717

Here is a picture.

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 3, 2012
9:41 PM

Post #9109610

Soil naturally contains fungi and micro-organisms - it's completely normal. Fungi feed on dead plant matter. There's no need to replace or alter your soil.
dionosaur
Sierra Vista, AZ
(Zone 8a)

May 12, 2012
5:21 PM

Post #9121338

Sorry just got a minute to check back. Thank you. I just thought it looked weird and I wanted to know if it was something I needed to watch out for.

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