Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals Today at 10:29 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:47 am

» N & C Midwest; July 2017 !
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:23 am

» Growing Romanesco Broccoli
by plantoid Today at 7:20 am

» Today's Harvest
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:16 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JULY 2017?
by sanderson Today at 2:07 am

» Eggplant Blossom End Rot?
by sanderson Today at 2:04 am

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 10:36 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:18 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:18 pm

» Tornado Cake
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:04 pm

» Do I need to pollinate my zucchinis?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 10:19 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:21 am

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:07 am

» Your favorite watermelon and pumpkin
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:59 am

» Friday Rookie Topic XII: Cucumbers
by Scorpio Rising 7/24/2017, 8:40 pm

» More on garlic scapes
by greatgranny 7/24/2017, 7:17 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by SwampTroll 7/24/2017, 2:47 pm

» My early garden
by sanderson 7/24/2017, 3:15 am

» Garden Footwear
by sanderson 7/24/2017, 3:14 am

» Square footage
by sanderson 7/24/2017, 3:03 am

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR 7/23/2017, 10:19 pm

» HELP! Sweet Potato Plant!
by countrynaturals 7/23/2017, 11:26 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 7/22/2017, 9:10 pm

» New England July 2017
by quiltbea 7/22/2017, 8:10 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 7:38 pm

» Green Caterpillars
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 2:22 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 1:50 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 1:43 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals 7/22/2017, 12:03 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Weird mushroomy looking things popping up?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Weird mushroomy looking things popping up?

Post  BetsyC on 5/6/2012, 11:06 pm

I have no better way to describe this! Before we heard about SFG, we ordered several felt type material 'grow bags' for tomato plants. The plants are growing very well so far but we have had lots of high humidity and rain for 1-2 weeks now. My plants are still young & small. When I did my garden check this AM, I found several odd mushroom looking plants in the soil- they did not have the typical bulbous tops but almost looked like pale, white daisies, but they were all white with no green, like mushrooms or fungi. I used an old stick to knock them down and get rid of them. Do any of you know what that could be, and is this harmful to my plants? Thank you.
avatar
BetsyC

Female Posts : 87
Join date : 2012-05-06
Age : 62
Location : VA- 7A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird mushroomy looking things popping up?

Post  Goosegirl on 5/7/2012, 7:09 am

Did they look like this?






GG


Last edited by Goosegirl on 5/7/2012, 7:12 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Added better pic)
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3412
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird mushroomy looking things popping up?

Post  BetsyC on 5/7/2012, 3:05 pm

Yes! Those are exactly what I have. What the heck are they?!
avatar
BetsyC

Female Posts : 87
Join date : 2012-05-06
Age : 62
Location : VA- 7A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird mushroomy looking things popping up?

Post  llama momma on 5/7/2012, 3:30 pm

They crop up with high moisture and humidity, I've seen those many times in mulch. Just pop them out or knock them over.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4822
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird mushroomy looking things popping up?

Post  BetsyC on 5/7/2012, 3:34 pm

@llama momma wrote:They crop up with high moisture and humidity, I've seen those many times in mulch. Just pop them out or knock them over.

Thank you so much!
avatar
BetsyC

Female Posts : 87
Join date : 2012-05-06
Age : 62
Location : VA- 7A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird mushroomy looking things popping up?

Post  llama momma on 5/7/2012, 3:36 pm

Glad to help out Smile
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4822
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird mushroomy looking things popping up?

Post  littlesapphire on 5/7/2012, 4:18 pm

I get those too Smile As far as I'm concerned, it means my mix is nice and moist and the plants are probably happy.
avatar
littlesapphire

Female Posts : 826
Join date : 2010-04-08
Age : 32
Location : Jamestown, NY (Zone 5a)

View user profile http://www.sanorigardens.org

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird mushroomy looking things popping up?

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 5/7/2012, 4:45 pm

If your mushrooms have a scent of garlic when crushed, it's probably one of the marasmius mushrooms. If it is, none of this family are poisonous, but being so small, not worthwhile to harvest for food. My grandkids call they 'fairy umbrellas' when they come up in the straw or hay. Good news: they are breaking down the components in your compost to make it more usable by plants, mycelium, you know. Besides, they're cute. Enjoy. Nonna

Nonna.PapaVino

Female Posts : 1437
Join date : 2011-02-07
Location : In hills west of St. Helens, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird mushroomy looking things popping up?

Post  elliephant on 5/7/2012, 4:50 pm

I've had those in my new bed this year. In our heat I've taken them as a happy sign that my drip irrigation is keeping things moist!

elliephant

Female Posts : 842
Join date : 2010-04-09
Age : 41
Location : southern tip of Texas zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird mushroomy looking things popping up?

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 5/7/2012, 4:52 pm

You're right, Ellie, they're an excellent indication that all is well, but they're making it better by breaking down the things that haven't been 'digested' yet.

Nonna.PapaVino

Female Posts : 1437
Join date : 2011-02-07
Location : In hills west of St. Helens, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird mushroomy looking things popping up?

Post  Goosegirl on 5/7/2012, 5:04 pm

I saw them for the first time last year and had to snap some pics of them. They look like perfect little umbrellas! They are non-poisonous, but as stated by someone earlier, too small to really be of any use. They are also of a kind that becomes really slimy when past their prime. EEEWWWWWW! But they are so cute and they do mean your soil is doing what it is supposed to!

GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3412
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird mushroomy looking things popping up?

Post  BetsyC on 5/8/2012, 2:18 pm

So, all in all, these are friendly 'shrooms that I will be welcoming from now on! See? I am *really* new to this!
avatar
BetsyC

Female Posts : 87
Join date : 2012-05-06
Age : 62
Location : VA- 7A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weird mushroomy looking things popping up?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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