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Mushrooms are the fleshy fruiting bodies of a fungus, which bear spores for reproduction. Includes mushrooms with a stem and cap as well as any fruiting body, such as truffles or jelly fungus.

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Mushrooms grow in potting soil

Lately, next to my flower in its pot, mushroom is growing. Why? What should I do to stop the mushroom from growing? It was written on Google that the fungus causes the death of this flower
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Curly like mushroom in my greenhouse are they harmful

Curly like mushroom in my greenhouse are they harmful? What caused them? How do I get rid of them?
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Is it safe to introduce oyster mushrooms to the soil of a potted juvenile lime tree?

I have a juvenile lime tree (1-3 years old, unsure of exact age) growing in a large pot, and I also have a jar of tree elm oyster mushroom spawn. The lime tree is currently healthy. The spawn is ...
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Can anyone identify this mushroom?

I've had this cactus for over a decade. About a month ago I gave it some more soil. Tonight I noticed this mushroom growing next to it/ almost on it. I plucked it because it doesn't go there. Do I ...
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What kinds of wax can be used for innoculating logs with shiitake mushrooms?

I'd like to try and grow some shiitake mushrooms. I've acquired some fresh logs (birch, not oak, but I hope it will work) and the dowels should arrive soon... and then I hit an unexpected snag with ...
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Mushrooms growing randomly in regular substrate with plants

I have planted indoors some red peppers and tomatos in a vertical urban garden, and I saw a mushroom growing in a corner (when I decided to take a picture, it had broken down). Today I have seen ...
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Can I grow oyster mushrooms on shiitake-style blocks without bags?

can i do it or does it just not work that way By shiitake-style I mean like this As opposed to the normal fruiting bag If it is possible, do I have to use a different substrate so it would hold up? ...
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Sugars for Mushroom cultures

I have been trying to grow mushrooms from liquid cultures this year with some success. I have read about people using different sources of sugar such as honey, malt extract, or molasses in boiled ...
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Are these mushrooms that popped up in my plant pot problematic?

As I went to water my plants today, I was surprised to see that a few mushrooms have sprouted in the same pot as my pepper plant. I was of the impression that mushrooms needed a dark place to grow, ...
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Growing oysters mushrooms without plastic bags

Background I have mostly found oysters mushrooms are being grown in plastic bags. I have grown it myself too (more than 15 years ago). I vaguely remember that during my training the instructor also ...
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How to break symbiotic relationship between a Sycamore tree and fungal spores?

Our large sycamore tree appears to have entered into a symbiotic relationship with some fungal spores, resulting in a large number of mushrooms appearing around 3-9' away from the base of the tree. ...
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What are these mushrooms growing in my AZ lawn?

It’s our second year in our home and these are the first mushrooms we’ve seen growing in our yard and even in our fire pit! What are they and what’s the best way to keep them away?
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What are these random mushrooms in my garden?

I check the garden every day for pests and to water, but seemingly overnight these random mushrooms (or whatever they are) have sprouted up. Is this dangerous? What are they? And why are they there?
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Mushrooms in the back yard

I live in Charlotte,NC. New home owner and been mowing our fescue grass for last 3-4 months. We had some rain and I noticed few mushrooms in our yard couple of weeks. I just mowed over it and last I ...
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Can You Grow Mushrooms & Truffles Using Aeroponics and is there a way to store their "seeds"?

I'm interested in growing a Alba white truffle and Portobello mushrooms using aeroponics. Can this be done? If not is there a faster and more scalable method than using traditional dirt in general? ...
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what kind of fungus is this

I did some research but I want confirmation because I'm really not sure. I live in northwest Oregon and I found it growing nearby our barn, on the ground underneath the eave of the roof.
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Melampsora toxicity

We today collected some wild garlic leaves (Allium ursinum) in the garden, and we found small points on the leaves. They are white or yellow, it's difficult to tell because the points are just half a ...
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Can you grow mushrooms from other mushrooms?

I saw a video of someone growing mushrooms from burying another mushroom in dirt. However, most other videos show only show that you can grow mushrooms from spawn or spores from a company. Can you ...
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What kind of mushrooms are these growing in the sun in Houston

Any guesses as to what kind of mushrooms these are. They were growing at the base of an old Oak tree stump in the bright sunlight. I've provided a number of different views. I'm located on Lake ...
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Is it normal to mushrooms caps to dry over a day?

Yesterday I was watering one small succulent plant I take care I noticed three Mushroom caps growing next to it. I took a photo and let them be. Today I woke up excitedly to check on them and found ...
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Oyster mushrooms, inoculate log in summer, or wait for autumn?

I recently got some big logs, lime/linden. I have oyster mushroom dowels, but it's summer in the UK and the logs are going to be drying out. Should I wait for autumn and cool damp weather, or will ...
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approximately how much compost does a foot of wood chips compost down to?

I'm heavily composting my garden with arborist wood chips, and was wondering how much compost I get from a square foot of wood chips. I'm using Stropharia Rugosoannulata to break down the wood chips.
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Mushrooms in raised beds

Well, as title says.. a few questions about mushrooms and veggies: I have several raised beds with different vegetables. Raised beds are made from heat treated wood pallets and on top of them I've ...
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How can I grow mushrooms in my houseplant pots

I like fungi and find mushrooms aesthetically pleasing. I grow two jalapeno pepper plants in some large pots and would like to also grow some mushrooms in the same pots for decoration. I don't really ...
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Fungus gnats and mushrooms in a Walmart strawberry plant

Two weeks I bought a $10 everbearing strawberry plant from Walmart. It looked the most alive out of all the Walmart options. I immediately repotted it into a larger pot that stays out on my balcony. I ...
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Oyster mushrooms turn reddish brown, pretty much every time. Is this a moisture or temperature or some other problem? Pls help

This is my 6th or 7th batch of mushrooms, and they all eventually turn the same kind of reddish brown and the caps don't really form. I've managed to get a couple of good flushes, but something is ...
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How can I get my mushroom kit to finally fruit?

I've never grown mushrooms before, but I bought a Herbal Since Ling mushroom kit 6 weeks ago. It consist of a plastic miniature greenhouse and a substrate block. The substrate block was covered all ...
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Oyster Mushroom Splits: What do they mean?

I recently started a brown oyster mushroom grow kit. It came with a plastic sleeve for keeping moisture in until pinheads form. After a large mushroom emerged, I removed the sleeve. This morning, I ...
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Brown mold on my reishi grow?

I'm growing a monotub of reishi. The tub is well colonised but it looks like there's a couple square inches where the reishi myc isn't growing and I noticed a small patch of brown eaten into the ...
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Growing Mushrooms: Grain & Saw Dust in one bag

When dealing with Shiitake liquid culture it is advised to first inoculate a grain substrate, like a bag, after which to transfer the spawn to saw dust. It seems to me, that the big advantage of using ...
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Shiitake Cultivation on Wood Pellets: Toxicity Concern

I am planning on indoor growing Shiitake mushrooms on wood pellets normally used for heating. Is there a concern for toxic contamination through the pellets? After all the wood has been cut or ...
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Growing oyster mushrooms: Mycelium turning reddish brown? Help!

I am growing oyster mushrooms. I am a beginner. My first batch. It has been something like 10-11ish days now since I started the batch. It is almost three quarters colonized. Suddenly some brown-red ...
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Growing Oyster mushroom: Is my spawn growing healthily?

I am trying to grow oyster mushrooms. They had a very strong smell which dissipated slowly over the week now ( I actually asked another question here Question ) I am not sure of how the process is ...
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Very heavy smell while growing oyster mushrooms

I started growing oyster mushrooms. A really small batch really. One bucket with almost 3 gallons of the substrate and spawn. I bought my spawn online and stored it in the fridge, sealed in its ...
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Can I use peat as a substrate for oyster mushroom growing?

I want to grow mushrooms at home. For small scale. I have done some research found that oysters are the easiest to start so I bought some grain spawn. For the substrate I am out of US and I dont knoe ...
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Could one grow mushrooms on processed food waste?

I'm wondering if the processed food waste (PFW) output of an electric composter, like this one, could be used to grow (oyster) mushrooms on? The PFW is supposedly sterile, so the idea is to lightly ...
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Are these really shiitake?

Found these growing off the exposed-above-ground roots of a tree in my backyard. They are plentiful and I don't want them to weather uneaten -- unless they are poisonous. A Google image-search claims,...
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What mushroom inoculation method works better?

I've heard about both cardboard, under the plant, and direct seeding inoculation methods for growing wine caps in the soil. Does one method work better than the other? If so which one works better?
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What kind of brain mushroom is this?

I found this (brain?) mushroom near the wall of a building under the roof. The soil seemed very dry. (Northern Germany presumably)
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Plant has yellow things on it

What are these things on my plant?? It started as small yellow dust then it grew to these weird fungi looking things on my plants. Is it time to throw it out?
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Can I inoculate crabapple tree logs with mushroom plugs?

My wife and I are interested in setting up a bit of a stumpery as a feature in the garden and a friend of ours has a crabapple tree he wants me to remove from his property. I was wondering if it was ...
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is it a good idea to throw part of a mushroom in the bottom of every plant hole?

As a hobby mycologist I get a lot of mushrooms in my yard, and I was wondering if it's a bad idea to throw part of a mycorrhizal fungi in the bottom of every hole that I drop a plant into so it can ...
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How do I propagate chaga?

I found some chaga today growing on a birch tree, and want to propagate it at home. How do I propagate chaga on a birch tree?
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Can puffball spores survive freezing?

I'm trying to inoculate the yard with puffball scraps, and was wondering if the fresh spores on the lawn will be able to survive freezing so I can get several in the yard next year.
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How much harvesting of Fomes Fomentarius is sustainable?

I'm fairly new at harvesting mushrooms, and was wondering how much Fomes Fomentarius I can harvest sustainable from a fungal garden.
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Do Chicken of the woods rubbings on trees work for propagation?

I've heard that it's very hard to propagate COW, and was wondering if rubbing the tree with past prime parts of COW would help propagate them. Think similar to bear tree slashing.
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What is this fungi/ mushroom we found on our walk?

Found this while walking in woods near our home, not sure what it is and cant seem to find it on google. Was about 8-9 inches tall.
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How do I erosion proof a hillside with mycelium?

There's a new hill that was built at a friends place, and since I'm into permaculture he asked me what type of mycelium I would recommend covering the hillside with before winter comes. He has also ...
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What type of edible mushrooms can I easily inoculate in logs and grow in USDA zone 4a for full sun?

I'm currently building a home fungal/crop garden, and am wondering what types of mushrooms can inoculate fresh cut oak logs with that will grow in full sun next to tall grass on one side, and a wood ...
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Does wood shop sawdust work well for mushroom casing?

I have a friend with a home wood shop, and he said I can get his clean sawdust for free. Will this make good casing to keep things from drying out? Hay is a common casing for wine cap, so why not ...
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