Is Mold in a Vegetable Garden Harmful?

Downy mildew, powdery mildew and white mold harm vegetable plants, causing blight and rot. Slime molds do not harm plants. Leaf mold, which is composted leaf litter, not a fungal growth, actually benefits plants.

Keywords: white mold, vegetable garden, leaf mold

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Alice Moon is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. She was chosen as a Smithsonian Institute intern, working for the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and has traveled throughout Asia. Moon holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from Ball State University.