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Can I eat salad with signs of scletrotinia?

Hi, 

I’m very new to gardening and wasn’t expecting much but have ended up with plenty of salad leaves. I noticed today that there are patches of fibrous, white mould on the soil and I think some leaves are beginning to wilt. I think it may be sclerotinia, probably because of the relentless rain? 

I was planning to cut it all down tomorrow and make it into soup for the freezer before it rots, but wondered if this is safe due to possible infection? Some of the leaves are still looking very healthy. 

Any advice would be very appreciated, as i’d be heartbroken to see it all rot away! 

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  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 2,949
    Could you post a photo?
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero

  • LG_ said:
    Could you post a photo?
    There’s the mould. Thanks so much for replying!
  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 631
    I’d eat the leaves, no problem.  But I might want a second course as not very big!
  • Helix said:
    I’d eat the leaves, no problem.  But I might want a second course as not very big!

  • Helix said:
    I’d eat the leaves, no problem.  But I might want a second course as not very big!
    There are my leaves :( 
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 2,949
    I would eat the leaves too. 
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,966
    I too would eat the leaves.
    But not sure if I would eat the leaves too.
    😁
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 631
    Helix said:
    I’d eat the leaves, no problem.  But I might want a second course as not very big!

    Ok, a small second course then! 
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