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White mould under my newspaper mulch!

Hi everyone,

So I have a very large raised bed for veg. I'd prepared it about 4 months ago with a couple of tonnes of gorgeous, rich soil, and laid cardboard down on top.

I planned on planting out my first veg seedlings this weekend (broccoli, Kale, beetroot and brussels sprouts specifically), but have just lifted the cardboard and the soil is COVERED in white mould. 

Does anyone know what the deal is? Should I be skimming the surface, or am I OK to just dig it in?




  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,261
    sounds like it might  mycelium . I'd not worry about it. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,907
    I'd agree with @Hostafan1. Perfectly normal  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,089
    Perfectly normal ... in fact it shows you have a healthy soil 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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