A question from a fellow grower:
" I grow outdoors here in the Pacific Northwest and have selected particular strains for their short season growing times. I have done this for several years with great success.
Unfortunately, an early cold snap coupled with cool rains created a mold problem in my crop. I ended up losing over 80% of my harvest to mold.
My question is, is there anything I need to do differently to prepare the soil for next year? Meaning as I cut off the affected tops and moldy areas of the plants, many dropped to the ground and on the soil. Can this mold stay in the soil and possibly affect my crop next year? Do I need to amend the soil with anything?
I appreciate your feedback and knowledge, thank you…"