Container mold -- again!
This is the second time this is happening this season. Originally I had a blue clay pot that did a white fuzzy mold thing to no end (inside my home), so it got tossed.
Since January, I've had this half barrel type planter out on the balcony. In the last week, this ridiculousness has started.
Does anyone know why this would happen? I bought this one at Lowes, I believe. I guess first, is it true mold and second -- what now? Instinctively, I want to pull out everything and toss the planter itself. But I am loathe to pull out the blueberry it houses right now which has fruit ripening right now.
The soil is a special blueberry acidic soil my nursery makes with sulfur, etc added. For the blueberry, I keep the soil relatively moist (watering 1-2x a week) but not soaking wet. All of the mold is on the top 1/4 of the pot, most on the top rim and some of these lead down to (or come up from) the soil whereas some splotches are just on the top.
I'm having a bizarre gardening year!
Thanks for any guidance you can offer on this. I guess I will bleach the crap out of it tomorrow and see if it kills the plants or not? I'm at a total loss.