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Re: unwanted mushrooms sprouting in my SFG

Post  Goosegirl on 2/10/2014, 7:48 am

@plantoid wrote:" Bung the mushrooms " = throw them away , as in " bung it in the bin " .... put it in the bin .

Does this mean you would end up with constipated compost?  rofl 

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Re: unwanted mushrooms sprouting in my SFG

Post  llama momma on 2/10/2014, 9:16 am

Bunging is also a term used in processing meat in a slaughter house to prevent contamination. 
Details easily googled if one is curious about these things.  It is not for the squeamish.  Decades ago I took a meat production course in college.  Bunging a fresh killed steer was experienced.  Never again that's for sure..

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Post  H_TX_2 on 2/10/2014, 1:01 pm

@llama momma wrote:Bunging is also a term used in processing meat in a slaughter house to prevent contamination. 
Details easily googled if one is curious about these things.  It is not for the squeamish.  Decades ago I took a meat production course in college.  Bunging a fresh killed steer was experienced.  Never again that's for sure..
I can only guess that is similar to what you do when cleaning a deer so that you don't contaminate the meat with some of the waste.

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Re: unwanted mushrooms sprouting in my SFG

Post  GWN on 2/10/2014, 1:18 pm

@gg wrote:Does this mean you would end up with constipated compost

 lol! 

Seems Plantoid has opened a can o worms...... a new word for us to get all bunged up about

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Re: unwanted mushrooms sprouting in my SFG

Post  llama momma on 2/10/2014, 1:33 pm

@H_TX_2 wrote:
@llama momma wrote:Bunging is also a term used in processing meat in a slaughter house to prevent contamination. 
Details easily googled if one is curious about these things.  It is not for the squeamish.  Decades ago I took a meat production course in college.  Bunging a fresh killed steer was experienced.  Never again that's for sure..
I can only guess that is similar to what you do when cleaning a deer so that you don't contaminate the meat with some of the waste.

I suppose.

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Re: unwanted mushrooms sprouting in my SFG

Post  Kelejan on 6/23/2014, 4:19 pm

@Nonna.PapaVino wrote:For the most part, mushroom spoors won't injure you, it's eating the wrong fruit from a mushroom plant (the majority of which grows underground).  Sometimes the 'shrooms that grow in your SFG bed are very edible.  We had some lovely morels volunteer on one side of the garden, but the aptly nicknamed "dog vomit" mushrooms that sprouted in hay bales left us less than excited.  Nonna

Nonna, do Dog Vomit Mushrooms look like yellow foam to start with and then turn brown?  I have some on my old birch tree wood chips and they look gross.
What does one do with them, if anything?

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Re: unwanted mushrooms sprouting in my SFG

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 6/23/2014, 5:45 pm

Our "dog vomit" mushrooms on the hay bales were dull yellow-brown (hence their name, I'd guess).  Except for photographing the gross things, we did nothing to them.  They didn't appear to be hurting anything, and the Sikkim cucumbers growing inside the bales went gangbusters, so the 'shrooms must have been beneficial in some way.  No repeat this year of the dog vomit mushrooms, maybe 2014 doesn't have the necessary weather pattern, or the hay bales are nutrient depleted for them.  Nonna

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Re: unwanted mushrooms sprouting in my SFG

Post  camprn on 6/23/2014, 8:01 pm

It's called slime mold and is a different organism than mushrooms. Absolutely fascinating.

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Re: unwanted mushrooms sprouting in my SFG

Post  Kelejan on 6/23/2014, 8:06 pm

Thanks, Nonna. Yes, this stuff was a dull yellow foam this morning and it has now hardened and turned brownish. Is certainly is not a pretty sight.  The chips I have so far on my garden were made from my own birch trees, and during the early fall I used to have aweful looking brown mushrooms sprout. I found out that is was some kind of symbiosis where mushrooms and  trees fed each other.
Maybe now that the trees are down the mushroom stuff may not appear. I am glad that I am not showing my garden in our Annual Garden Tour that happened yesterday, it would have put people off the BTE way. 
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Re: unwanted mushrooms sprouting in my SFG

Post  Kelejan on 6/23/2014, 8:19 pm

@camprn wrote:It's called slime mold and is a different organism than mushrooms. Absolutely fascinating.

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You are right, camprn, it is a fascinating subject. I have bookmarked this to read more fully (say 3am when I am awake and cannot sleep.
Mt stuff is definately the so-called Dog Vomit. An unattractive name for it indeed.

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Re: unwanted mushrooms sprouting in my SFG

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 6/23/2014, 9:02 pm

Camp, let me get this straight: reading about dog vomit slime mold will help you sleep?  Just kidding, Nonna darn funny

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