Questions tagged [mushrooms]

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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What is this purple mushroom growing in my pot?

I found these purple mushrooms growing in one of my pots. I've been removing them and throwing them away. I have no idea what to google to identify them. Mostly I want to know if this will harm the ...
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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 substrate and spawn. I bought my spawn online and stored it in the fridge, sealed in its container. ...
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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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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 mushrooms growing in the mulch around my orange tree

I have 2 or 3 types of mushrooms growing in the mulch around my orange tree near Houston, Texas (UDSA Zone 9a). What are they? The the last picture is actually 3 clustered, I haven't pulled it up yet ...
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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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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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Is it safe to put mushroom plugs in living trees?

I'm looking at ordering about 500 spawn plugs, and was wondering if it's safe to put mushroom plugs directly into live trees, and let them sap over while temporarily using tape caps to protect the ...
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Do mushrooms keep growing after losing the top part?

I am trying to grow oyster mushrooms with a growing kit that I bought online, which basically is a brownish block that I immerse in water for a few hours before taking out and keeping moist for days. ...
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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 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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Unknown Fungus - good or bad?

Anyone know what type of fungus this is? It’s about an inch tall, has a very thin top that’s nearly transparent with black veins and a hollow white stalk. I found it in one of my rose pots a couple of ...
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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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White mushroom growing on my lawn

I found this growing on my lawn. My garden is located in Budapest, Hungary. Can this be identified? Could my dog become sick from eating it?
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Will oyster mushrooms eat my cupboard? [closed]

I'm incubating oyster mycelium in a cupboard. When the fruiting bodies come, and they sporulate, will that endanger the cupboard itself ?
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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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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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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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Do toxic mushrooms that grow near a plant affect its edible / poisonous traits?

Some facts: I have some Basil growing in a pot, for the past 7-8 months, with some Thyme right next to it. Last week some mushrooms grew on the soil in-between them and under the Basil. What I know: ...
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I got green mold in my oyster mushroom bag, what to do?

I'm growing oyster mushrooms in a plastic bag on sterilized cardboard and coffee grinds. I was quite stringent with cleanliness at set up, and it's been OK for a couple of weeks, but now there are ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Why and how are mushrooms growing in my indoor house plant soil?

Every day I check my peace lily to see if it needs watering, and now there are two mushrooms growing in the pot! Please let me know why & how they are growing there and what I should do with them.
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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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What are these curly mushroom-like growths in my mulch?

In one area of the garden in the house I bought couple of months back, we have mulch and recently we are seeing the following. Not sure if this is a mushroom or not. My current guess is that the mulch ...
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Mushrooms in the grass

I live in Phoenix, AZ and had some grass (sod) laid in the yard 3 weeks ago. Now, each day, clumps of mushrooms are now popping up all over the lawn. How did the mushrooms get in there? How can I ...
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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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Best way to grow Lion's Mane mushrooms?

I want to have success with Lion's Mane. I tried Oak logs some years ago and got nothing. I need info on using wood pellets and plastic bags (I have a large basement). This sounds like a faster way ...
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How can I recognize and control fungus gnats on my oyster mushrooms?

I'm growing lots of oyster mushrooms, and now I have lots of black flies. I don't know what species they are. How do I tell if they are fungus gnats or fruit flies ? How do I control them ?
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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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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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What type of wood does black oyster mushrooms grow on?

I have a bag of black oyster mushroom sawdust, and was wondering what type of wood I should use to make totems with.
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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?