The Q&A Archives: Orange Slime in Garden Beds

Question: I have a orange "oozing" around the house foundation that looks like melted sherbet. What is it and how can we rid ourselves of it?

Answer: Run for cover, you're being invaded by SLIME MOLD. Seriously, and it is awful-looking stuff, isn't it? I've had it in my wood-chip mulch, and it has always disappeared after I've cultivated a bit. The dark, anaerobic environment (without oxygen) is ideal for the growth of this substance, so just stirring things up will help. Good luck!

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