Mold in the vegetable garden

Mold in the garden: instructions and tips to eliminate molds that infect the soil and ruin the crop.

The pitfalls ofvegetable gardenthere are many but the most common are two, parasites and molds. The most common animal parasites are phytophagous insects which, feeding on our seedlings, halve the harvest. To eliminate garden parasites, we recommend using ado-it-yourself natural pesticide or a natural insecticide do it yourself,to delete thegarden molds you just have to follow the instructions on this page.

Themoldsthey belong to a large category with an ambiguous position, between the vegetable and animal kingdoms. That ofmoldsis a category composed of fungi, bacteria and viruses, somemoldsthey can quickly cause the death of plants and can infect the soil and then infect subsequent crops as well… a real nightmare!

The moldsthey develop more easily when thevegetable gardenit contains too many plants compared to the available surface and when there is an excess of humidity. Themoldsthey affect both vegetables and fruit plants. THEmushroomsThat causesmoldsthey can be fought by implementing careful cultivation practices or by exploiting biological fungicides. Themoldsmade with colonies of fungi are the cause of those diseases defined "cryptogamic ".

Colonies of fungi can live in the soil (saprophytes) or directly on the plant (endophytes). They propagate through spores so it is not recommended to mechanically “rub off” themmoldsbecause by doing so you will get the opposite effect: you will disperse the spores and expand the field of action ofmolds.

How to prevent the appearance of mold in the garden

If you have been a victim of this problem in the past, take care of factors such as irrigation, fertilization and the right distance between the plants.

  • If the density of the garden is excessive, molds can develop more easily. Thin out the plants of the current cultivation: if they are healthy plants, transfer them to a vase and continue cultivation in this way. The garden must be well ventilated and the sun's rays must be able to penetrate between the plants: the sun is the main enemy of molds.
  • Never water the plants with rain irrigation. Do not irrigate even at night because this method intensifies the humidity and increases the risk of developing mold. The plants should be irrigated at the base, install a drip irrigation system or prefer a flow irrigation technique.
  • Do not fertilize with massive doses of nitrogen. It is true, this element makes the leaves of lettuce and salads more full-bodied but also more pleasing to parasites which are the main vectors of viruses, bacteria and molds. Fertilize by scrupulously respecting the manufacturer's instructions (indicated on the label), never abound!

Molds in the garden

Themolds in the gardenmore common are gray mold and white mold, as stated, these are fungal diseases to be eradicated promptly.

  • Powdery mildew
    Symptoms are white spots similar to a thin felt that first cover the surface of the leaves, and then spread over the entire plant. Among the most effective do-it-yourself remedies is garlic. To learn more: garlic as a pesticide.
  • Downy mildew
    It represents a real scourge because it strongly affects ornamental plants from flowers, fruit plants and vegetables. It develops with a mild climate accompanied by strong humidity. Prevention interventions must be done before the spring and from autumn in the south and before summer in the north. It manifests itself with brownish spots on the leaves and a whitish mold.

To eliminate mold in the garden, we recommend reading our specific guide articles for any eventuality:

  • Gray mold of hydrangeas
  • How to fight gray mold
  • Sore white of the rose

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