If crops long stay moist, this promotes the growth of mold. Keep the soil weed free. Give water in the morning, then plants and soil can dry during the day.

Garlic contains many sulfur and is therefore a good .
Garlic tea is an environmentally friendly agent against various fungi such as powdery mildew and rust fungus: chop five balls of garlic in a liter of boiling water. Allow 24 hours pulling and strain. Dilute with three liters of water. Spray this tea daily for five days on the plant (at rust fungus: several times a day until the fungus disappears).

Mold can usually be seen as a white, powdery rash.

type of fungus

White woolly patches on the upper side of the leaf

powdery mildew

Buff spots on the leaves and powdery white fluff underneath

Downy Mildew

Black brown spots on leaves and stems, tubers and fruit discoloration

blight (pythophtora, especially in potato and tomato)

Fallen and dead seedlings


Withered blades of grass in the lawn that stick together, sometimes with pink thread -like proliferation

Red Wire

Brown spots in the lawn with snow-white fluff

Snow Mold

Orange spots on the leaf

Rust Fungus (especially at Hollyhock)

Downy mildew is on the underside of the leaf. You can preventative spray with horsetail. Horsetail contains much silicic and pectin acid that the Romans were already using to sand pans. Silicic provides plants with a strong and rigid cell wall, by which molds will more difficult infect plants. 100 grams of fresh leaves or 25 grams of dried horsetail soaking in a liter of water for 24 hours. Then seve it and misting or watering in dry weather in the morning.

Honeydew is a nectar -like fluid that is secreted by the fungus ergot, and by leaf and scale insects. They suck plant juices, but the excess sugar is delivered in liquid form.
To some insects honeydew is important food. Some ants protect the aphids from enemies like ladybugs or bring them even underground to take care of them there like cattle. Also wasps like the aphid honeydew and leave them untouched. Some bee species live on it. “Honeydew honey' is dark in color. “Pine Honey' consists largely of honeydew.
In the garden honeydew is annoying, because the sticky layer can suffocate underlying leaves, and can attract fungi.

Ergot (Claviceps purpurea) is a fungus containing to LSD related substances (mycotoxins) and has often led to mass psychosis. For an adult five to ten grams of ergot can be deadly. The name is derived from its use by midwives to bring labor in motion (or abortion). The ergotamine in there has more than one hundred years been the only drug for migraine, in small quantities naturally.
Traces of a few millimeters large mushroom are nesting in spikes of rye and wheat and form purple, much longer, curved grains, preventing the formation of a grain and color it dark. The next year they are on the ground again as fungi. Also flies spread the sweet substance.
The alkaloids accumulate in the body. Initially, they cause a burning sensation in the hands and feet, arms and legs (Anthony's fire, sacred fire). Control or cure seems not to be there.