I'm new to veggie gardening and am not good with garden problems. My garden is a small 5 feet by 6 feet and has a little bit of everything (zuchini, green beans, corn, strawberries, ect.) I noticed this evening while watering that the area around my tomato sprouts have brown mildew all over the soil. When the water hit it, it made a dusty cloud. How can I tell if this is a good fugus or a bad fungus? What should I do to control it?
I'm in New Jersey and it's been a mild June; mid 70's, humid at times. Thanks for any help you can provide!
I should also mention that the mildew is on the soil and the tomato sprouts that it surrounds are not growing very fast if at all but I don't see any visible spots on the plants themselves.