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Mushroom in my lettuce!

Post  littlesapphire on 7/12/2010, 8:23 am

So I went out to my garden this morning, and what do you think I saw? A huge white mushroom growing up between my lettuce plants. It wasn't there yesterday, but today it's about three inches tall and two inches across.

I'll admit that I keep the soil really moist for the lettuce, because I put it (without thinking) into a really sunny spot in the yard. But I didn't think keeping the soil moist would produce shrooms! Of course, we actually live in such a wet area that shrooms are a common sight in our yard, but still, in my garden?

Is this a bad sign? I also mulch around the lettuce because it wilts in the heat of the sun if I don't. Should I take out the mulch? The lettuce seems happy and healthy.


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Post  camprn on 7/12/2010, 9:19 am

I also had 'shrooms pop up after that rain we had the other day. I am not worried about it. It is not a bad sign that you have mushrooms, they are everywhere. Just don't eat them unless you know what species they are. I would leave the mulch as the lettuce seems to like it. Happy Gardening! Very Happy

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Re: Mushroom in my lettuce!

Post  Icemaiden on 7/22/2010, 10:49 am

Is there a special square foot mushroom?
One of my boxes (the one in partial shade) has had lots and lots of them. The funny thing is that they look just like yours

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Re: Mushroom in my lettuce!

Post  nichole on 7/22/2010, 11:14 am

I also have found a few mushrooms popping up in my beds - I was thinking that maybe it was from the mushroom compost that I used?

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Re: Mushroom in my lettuce!

Post  chocolatepop on 7/22/2010, 11:19 am

That looks like some of my back yard because of this cranky weather.

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Re: Mushroom in my lettuce!

Post  Icemaiden on 7/22/2010, 12:06 pm

@nichole wrote:I also have found a few mushrooms popping up in my beds - I was thinking that maybe it was from the mushroom compost that I used?

Mmm. I think the mushroom compost must give passing spore a nice welcome. I just think it is funny how similar they look given the distance between us (not to mention the Atlantic ocean!). I mean, these are not mushroom like the ones they grow in the compost which we use - I would call these toadstools myself

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Re: Mushroom in my lettuce!

Post  quiltbea on 7/22/2010, 12:55 pm

I'm having tiny mushrooms sprout among my lettuce seedlings as well. I don't worry about it, just pull them out.
To keep them from too much sun, I use clothes hangers with cheesecloth across the tented hangars held in place with clothespins. It keeps them shaded enough to so sun doesn't make them bolt too quickly.

Here's some of my lettuces and spinach under cheesecloth tents.

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Re: Mushroom in my lettuce!

Post  littlesapphire on 7/22/2010, 1:53 pm

Well I'm glad I'm not alone! Since I posted that picture, I've been getting the little shrooms all over the garden. In my peppers, under my beans, among my squash. I think it's the wet weather we've been having. They're all the same kind except the ones under the squash, which are smaller and sturdier. I've just been pulling them out when I find them.

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Post  Chopper on 7/22/2010, 5:08 pm

I have found mushrooms too and it is always in the shadiest part of the garden. What with planting everything so close, I think it is inevitable - shade and water; mushrooms love it.

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