Molds love to strive in dark and wet environments. Molds are usually seen growing in an indoor herb garden or in any indoor gardens in which water can’t properly evaporate and it is quite humid indoors when compared to outdoors. Wet soil and the natural heat from nature can create a spa like setting for molds, which can compete with the plant’s nutrients and it can even cause plants to die. There is no exact way on how to kill fungi (molds) that already started to infest your garden, but there are very many ways on how to prevent it from spreading through the prevention of molds to breed.
Tips in Getting Rid of Soil Fungus
There is no single exact way on how to totally kill all spores of fungi in your garden once they already started to infest. However, just like mentioned above, there are many different ways on how to prevent fungi breeding and spreading. Here are some easy yet effective prevention tips for fungi/molds growth.
- If you have an indoor garden, as much as possible, try to place it somewhere with natural sunlight exposure. It will be better if you are going to place your plants near the windowsill, as it will not only receive natural light exposure, it will also receive fresh air from outside.
- Inspect all your plants’ leaves, stems, and soil for any visible molds or fungi. Fungi will appear as fuzzy white and/or gray spots. If there are visible fungi growth, manually remove it using a stick or even using your hands but with gloves on. It will also be better if you are going to wear a mask when removing molds or fungi, to prevent you from inhaling some particles into your respiratory system.
- If certain leaves are completely covered or severely covered with fungi, removing the entire leaf should always be necessary.
- You can create a mixture of 1 tbsp. baking soda to 1 gallon of clean water and spray it to the affected soil and leaves of the plants. If you think that 1 tbsp of baking soda is not enough, you can mix 2 tbsps of baking soda instead. You can also add a teaspoon of vegetable oil to the solution to help the baking soda adhere to the plants to effectively get rid of the fungi or mold growth.
- Spraying the baking soda solution can be done every other day until there will be signs of fungi disappearance.