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  • #251402
    vegdownundervegdownunder
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    :jawdrop:

    I got up this morning to take a walk around the place and inspect the food gardens following out torrential (but most welcomed) downpour yesterday evening.

    I looked into the Tomato and Capsicum beds to find these:

    The first, looks like that expanda foam in a can stuff, but the others are all different. One even looks like an unpleasant dog poo :confused: which is what i thought had happened at first..

    Can anyone help?

    Cheers

    Chris

    #453377
    vegdownundervegdownunder
    Member

    Bugger!:uhoh:

    The other photo’s didn’t work on here :shrug:

    You can see them on this page.

    http://www.grow-your-own-vegetable-garden.com/vegetable-garden_problems-pests.html

    Should I get rid of them, in particular the one growing up the tomato stem?

    Cheers

    Chris

    #453378
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    Some sort of fungii and I would be getting rid of it asap

    #453379
    WozWoz
    Member

    It is commonly called “Dog Vomit Fungus” for obvious reasons, although actually a mold.

    According to this page, “Control measures: None Required. This species is relatively harmless to plants and animals.”

    #453380
    ChezzaChezza
    Participant

    Did it come in new mulch? I’m always getting weird fungus from my tip mulch… It dies after a couple of days…. Mine is mainly fluro orange…

    #453381
    AshramAshram
    Member

    Reckon with a bit of trial and error, you might have yourself a new antibiotic there 😆

    #453382
    phoenixxinOzphoenixxinOz
    Member

    :jawdrop: Indeed!

    Makes me kinda glad we live where any sort of mould/fungus doesn’t even get a look in:tongue:

    There really IS something good about living anywhere…the secret is to remember that:lol:

    #453383
    Ave a goAve a go
    Member

    Nothing wrong with a bit of Fungi.

    In a couple of your pics the mulch look like bark/wood chips.

    Fungi ‘eat’ the wood and convert it to soil/humus…. That’s my understanding anyway….

    Fungi – beneficial element…

    #453384
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster

    Reckon with a bit of trial and error, you might have yourself a new antibiotic there 😆

    😆

    #453385
    vegdownundervegdownunder
    Member

    Hey Guys,

    Sorry for the delay in getting back here… Had to go visit the “mother in law” 300k’s away for the weekend..

    Dog Vomit… how appropriate..

    The mulch is actually well rotted stable manure. My nayyybours 😆 run a horse “breaking” service etc for race horses on a relatively large scale, so I have a ready supply.

    I find it is really good after a year in a bed, the first year is a bit slow to get going as it continues to mingle with the soil.

    It’s been down on the bed for several months, so I was surprised to see it all spew up from the ground :rip:(sorry, couldn’t resist that one) after so long..

    If it’s harmless, it can stay for now. Will keep a close eye on it..

    Cheers

    Chris

    #453386
    FishfoodFishfood
    Member

    An old gardner told me one day carfull of manure from race horses something about antibiotics

    #453387
    ejaneaejanea
    Member

    You are probably lucky to have fungi growing so well. Watch this….

    http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_stamets_on_6_ways_mushrooms_can_save_the_world.html

    #453388
    vegdownundervegdownunder
    Member

    We actually get mushrooms and toadstools growing all over the property at different times, even the stereotypical red cap, white spot one’s..

    Problem is i have no idea which are good or if any at all.

    Not wanting to dissolve my liver and die a horrible painful death, we leave them all alone.

    I guess a good book on identifying them is needed..

    Fortunately the “Dog Vomit” in both name and appearance is less than appealing.

    Cheers

    Chris

    #453389
    marigoldmarigold
    Member

    These are slime moulds – snail caviar!

    Go out tonight with a torch and you are likely to find every snail in the vicinity having a dinner party:D

    I’ve been wondering if there is a market for the stuff as a bait:lol:

    #453390
    bushybushy
    Member

    or you could get fungus like this one in your front garden……

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