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barnegat917
Crossville, TN

August 22, 2006
2:14 PM

Post #2647586

Over the summer I purchased organic soil from a local vendor and it proved to be really wonderful for my plants. However, lately I have noticed large quantities of a grayish colored mushroom sprouting everywhere I have the dirt, even in my potted bay laurel. I have been told that this organic soil contains some mushroom dirt.

Has anyone else ever encountered this problem, and if so, HELP?



judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 22, 2006
2:21 PM

Post #2647603

Although I can't help you with your situation, I wanted to Welcome you to Dave's Garden and the Mid-South Gardening Forum.

Maybe someone will come along who can assist you. Please join in on any of the thread on this forum. You will find the people posting here to be very nice and accepting.

Judy
justfurkids
Toone, TN
(Zone 7a)

August 22, 2006
6:13 PM

Post #2648354

Welcome barnegat917
I have the same problem here. Whenever the soil is wet enough...out come the 'shrooms. Mind you, thats not happening alot this summer. The rain seems to just miss us.

I'd be interested in the responses you get however I don't worry about it. I just pluck them out and add to the compost.

Carol in Toone TN
http://www.justfurkids.com/TNmove.html

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


August 22, 2006
6:28 PM

Post #2648393

Mushrooms just mean there are spores present and the conditions are right for them to sprout (or whatever it is they do). My

mulch often has fungus spores that appear (some if it looks really yucky) - but I turn them over and ignore them. It just means that nature is doing what nature does, which is break down organic matter into humus.
barnegat917
Crossville, TN

August 22, 2006
10:13 PM

Post #2648973

Thanks for the advice. I am looking forward to using this site and hopefully, I may have something to contribute back.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 23, 2006
2:15 AM

Post #2649803

Mine sprouts pretty yellow mushrooms, easy to uproot. I just always assumed it was from mushroom spores in the soil. Compost them, they won't hurt any herbs or vegies they grow with... pod

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


August 23, 2006
2:51 AM

Post #2650023

barnegat917, we're happy you're here!!!!

A lack of useful information to share??? HA! That's never stopped us (well, I should only speak for myself...) from posting ;o)

Seriously - don't take us too seriously. But I really wouldn't worry about the fungi showing up...it's pretty normal, especially with the humidity we get around here.
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2006
12:25 AM

Post #2653082

barnegat917, welcome! We're a happy bunch in the Mid-South forum, and we have a LOT of fun. We're glad you've joined us! Just jump on in and shout whenever you want!

Pat
justdeb
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 24, 2006
3:22 AM

Post #2653754

My DH takes pride in the huge mushrooms in the backyard. He believes that they are a result of his constant care and attention to his lawn ("I've made this soil sooooo rich!").
;-)
msfarmergirl
Philadelphia, MS
(Zone 7b)

August 24, 2006
12:17 PM

Post #2654356

barnegat917 - Welcome, welcome. I dated a guy briefly from Crossville about 35 years ago! Beautiful area!!
Just be forewarned - this forum can become addictive! I rarely have anything useful or insightful to add, and these folks seem to tolerate me well. I'm sure you have much to offer. We are a fun loving group and these folks are so SMART! I've learned so much that I've started a folder of all the info. I just don't want them to ever see my yard - I may be banned!
See, can't help you on the mushroom issue - just jumped right in anyway. Right now I would love to see just about anything that meant there was moisture present.
Deb (the redneck looney one)
edenawaitsme
Augusta, AR
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2006
1:18 PM

Post #2654489

I get the little clumpy type mushrooms in my compost. They don't seem to hurt the plants that I have noticed, however I do pluck them out before they open up and disperse their spores/seed. They look like some kind of alien 'shroom' because they are inverted, lol.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2006
2:25 AM

Post #2656796

Addictive it is! These guys have hijacked my life... : )) Glad you will join us... pod
justdeb
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 25, 2006
3:08 AM

Post #2656930

Welcome aboard barnegat917 :-)
I'm one of the other debs here, but just as looney. I believe I was dropped on my head as a small child...
msfarmergirl
Philadelphia, MS
(Zone 7b)

August 26, 2006
11:56 AM

Post #2660847

Justdeb...let's just say we "ain't right"
Deb
justdeb
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2006
3:37 AM

Post #2663570

;-p
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 27, 2006
1:39 PM

Post #2664238

Hmmm. tooo many 'shrooms? : ))
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2006
2:00 PM

Post #2664269

I've learned that I can grow mushrooms, ginger and brugs in the same pot. Only the brug was supposed to be in the pot, the other just appeared. lol lol

Remind me one day to tell you about my Topsy!!

Judy
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 28, 2006
11:39 PM

Post #2669348

speaking of mushrooms, I have just taken some pictures of somemushrooms in the yard, where would one post those asking for id's on what kind they are, and wanting to know the difference between the edible and non edible, just down right mushroom info is what I was wanting.

welcome barnegat
justdeb
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2006
1:46 AM

Post #2673425

oooh...they are all inedible. I make a rule, I'll eat anything but:
pizza
ice cream
potatoe chips (hate salt - yuk)
fungus

;-)
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2006
2:09 AM

Post #2673487

You don't eat pizza or ice cream? what's wrong with you LOL

kathy
justdeb
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2006
4:14 AM

Post #2674195

I'm from California...
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 30, 2006
11:40 AM

Post #2674581

Good place to be from... : )
justdeb
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2006
6:51 PM

Post #2675810

:-)

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