Posted: 23/01/2012 at 15:51
Clearly your soils are holding the fungus so you need to do a soil test in the fall and add the missing nutrient in the fall so that after the winter rinse, (after melting) you may have to retest the soil again to see if the Fungus is still there, if so you must treat it again with the proper balance of nutrients to fight that fungus and you could also test your soil mid season while you have your plants in to see if it resurfaces, as it all depends on the strain of fungus and keeping your nutrients of your soils up. This is the most common with all gardening problems is not testing your soils often enough. There should be local soil nutrient seminars often to educate people on these easily solvable problems. Good Luck on striking that 7 year rule hipe, gardeners!!!