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What is the white stuff in the soil in last years potato bed? Many of my potatoes that I left in the ground went rotten from freezing then defrosting in the severe winter. I have been digging them up today to prepare bed for planting garlic and later onions + shallots. Should I get rid of the white bits in the earth that looks like fungus or possibly a bacteria reaction to the rotting - some of its smelly. Will this cause any problems for whatever I plant next in these beds?



The mycelium you have may be harmful for future growing. Drench in a solution of Armillatox, cover with a plastic sheet, leave for 2 weeks. Turn over the soil lightly, do not plant in it until the smell has gone.

12 Mar, 2011

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