Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Mushrooms in my soil Toplef10Mushrooms in my soil 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Mushrooms in my soil I22gcj10Mushrooms in my soil 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» August planting
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:12 pm

» Jalapeños - Time to start canning!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:07 pm

» N&C Midwest: August 2020
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:02 pm

» Pesto
by has55 Today at 2:15 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing July, August, September
by Kelejan Today at 7:19 am

» my worms are gonna get hungry
by p14shooter Yesterday at 6:45 pm

» Tom Thumb
by p14shooter Yesterday at 6:35 pm

» Tomato Tuesday - 2020
by plantoid 8/10/2020, 8:31 pm

» another idea from do nothing gardening-composting tea
by plantoid 8/10/2020, 7:46 pm

» Green Chili's
by OhioGardener 8/10/2020, 6:55 pm

» 2020 SFG in Brooks, GA
by sanderson 8/10/2020, 6:25 pm

» 2020 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by sanderson 8/10/2020, 5:37 am

» Newbie SFGer in N. Virginia needing some advice
by novablue 8/9/2020, 7:29 pm

» Hardcore Sustainability - Urban Homesteading
by TCgardening 8/9/2020, 12:23 pm

» A couple of recipes for when the tomatoes show up ;-)
by Scorpio Rising 8/9/2020, 9:35 am

» Tomato Mosaic Virus...Fearing the Worst :(
by Yardslave 8/7/2020, 12:26 pm

» The SFG journey-Overview of the Redesign Compost Tea Brewer
by has55 8/7/2020, 3:50 am

» Tampa newbie
by TCgardening 8/6/2020, 9:11 am

» Pull Bean Plants to Pick Beans?
by Scorpio Rising 8/5/2020, 8:45 pm

» Safety of cardboard in compost
by Scorpio Rising 8/5/2020, 8:42 pm

» Succession seed sowing now
by Scorpio Rising 8/5/2020, 8:37 pm

» Hello from southern Wisconsin
by AtlantaMarie 8/5/2020, 6:07 am

» Stroke - Country Naturals
by countrynaturals 8/4/2020, 7:28 pm

» Cheerleaders needed, please. This is daunting.
by mollyhespra 8/4/2020, 2:19 pm

» Almost 68, and this is a new one on me !!!!
by sanderson 8/4/2020, 2:06 pm

» SFG Journey: Beneficial nematodes experiment
by has55 8/4/2020, 1:01 pm

» New England, August, 2020
by SFGHQSTAFF 8/4/2020, 4:18 am

» Earwigs 2.0!
by OhioGardener 8/3/2020, 2:52 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 8/3/2020, 12:56 pm

» N&C Midwest—July 2020
by Scorpio Rising 8/3/2020, 12:40 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Mushrooms in my soil

Go down

Mushrooms in my soil Empty Mushrooms in my soil

Post  Maya Papaya on 6/4/2010, 1:44 pm

Howdy folks,

This morning I noticed small mushrooms popping up in my mel's mix soil. Should I be concerned? I just pulled them up and put back into soil - they pretty much disintegrated upon touching them. I've added a photo for reference. It seems as if it was somehow inherent of the mel's mix (compost). I don't know.
Mushrooms in my soil Dsc01829
Any thoughts?

Maya Papaya
Maya Papaya
Maya Papaya

Female Posts : 90
Join date : 2010-04-11
Location : Zone 9

Back to top Go down

Mushrooms in my soil Empty Mushrooms in my soil

Post  Little Thumb on 6/4/2010, 1:55 pm

Yep, it is harmless. I used mushroom compost in my soil mix so I got them too. I read somewhere in this forum that it is normal especially if you have some kind of mushroom in your mix. Now if your plants are growing mushrooms off of them then I would be concerned. lol!

Little Thumb
avatar
Little Thumb

Female Posts : 126
Join date : 2010-04-13
Location : Pottawatomie County Kansas 5b

Back to top Go down

Mushrooms in my soil Empty re: mushrooms in my soil

Post  Maya Papaya on 6/4/2010, 1:58 pm

Yeah, I just figure that it is really fertile soil. All the critters and organisms want to be in there now.

Thanks Little Thumb for the confirmation
Maya Papaya
Maya Papaya

Female Posts : 90
Join date : 2010-04-11
Location : Zone 9

Back to top Go down

Mushrooms in my soil Empty How many are too many?

Post  phreakingeek on 6/21/2010, 5:11 pm

My SFG boxes started out with just one or two mushrooms a day...now i'm pulling out at least 20-30 a day. Any idea what I can do to reduce the mushroom explosion? Should I worry about the nutrients that they're taking from the soil? Is there anything useful I can do with them instead of just throwing them out?
avatar
phreakingeek

Posts : 4
Join date : 2010-05-21
Location : Northern Virginia

Back to top Go down

Mushrooms in my soil Empty re: shrooms

Post  Maya Papaya on 6/21/2010, 6:45 pm

I just leave em - they just topple over after being hit with the day's Sun. Whatever you do, don't eat them - Laughing
Maya Papaya
Maya Papaya

Female Posts : 90
Join date : 2010-04-11
Location : Zone 9

Back to top Go down

Mushrooms in my soil Empty Re: Mushrooms in my soil

Post  Chopper on 6/22/2010, 12:40 am

I think it is more common in soil using mushroom compost. If they persists, I usuallycut down on watering because to me it means it is too wet.
avatar
Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 65
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Mushrooms in my soil Empty Re: Mushrooms in my soil

Post  MsMinchin on 6/22/2010, 8:08 am

I have the exact same mushrooms in my SFG! Glad to know they are harmless.
MsMinchin
MsMinchin

Female Posts : 69
Join date : 2010-03-13
Location : Richmond, VT Zone 4B

Back to top Go down

Mushrooms in my soil Empty Re: Mushrooms in my soil

Post  A Mead on 5/19/2011, 11:40 am

Thanks for posting about this and including a pic. I have the same mushrooms in my new SFG and was worried. I don't want to spend 10 minutes every day picking them out. So... just leave them, huh?
A Mead
A Mead

Female Posts : 3
Join date : 2011-04-09
Location : southern california

Back to top Go down

Mushrooms in my soil Empty Re: Mushrooms in my soil

Post  Furbalsmom on 5/19/2011, 2:35 pm

Mushrooms in my soil 396615 A Mead

Glad to have you join us. Great that you were able to find an answer to your question by looking through some of our older threads. Several of us have had mushrooms show up in our Mel's Mix and it does not create a problem, just untidy looking. If they do not wilt in the sun, I would pull them out just so they don't release more spores. Because your Mel's Mix is so friable and loose, it won't take long to do. Once the weather warms and dries up, the mushrooms do too. Make sure no on tries to eat them!

Here is another thread about MUSHROOMS EVERYWHERE

Is this your first year as a SFG'r?

Keep us updated on your progress and post pictures because we I love you them.

Again, Welcome!
Furbalsmom
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 73
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

Back to top Go down

Mushrooms in my soil Empty Re: Mushrooms in my soil

Post  Miss M on 5/19/2011, 11:17 pm

If I'm not mistaken, it does indicate that one of your composts may have had some finishing up to do. Like a compost that contains composted forest litter, may have some wood chips in it that hadn't completely composted. So the mushrooms are finishing it up for you. I do agree you would want to pull them up before they release spores; other than that, they're probably doing you a small favor. Very Happy
avatar
Miss M

Posts : 343
Join date : 2011-03-08
Location : Zone 8b, Coastal & Tropical South

http://sithrahfarm.com

Back to top Go down

Mushrooms in my soil Empty Re: Mushrooms in my soil

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum