Posts Tagged ‘mushrooms’

Mushrooms in Lawn – Fairy Ring Disease

Rain in summer is appreciated but some folks receive unexpected lawn visitors as a result. T. S. writes that his lawn is in excellent condition – green, thick and low. “In the middle of my lawn, however, I have a...

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Mushrooms – Control

Q: After a big rain I had dozens of mushrooms in my lawn. Will they make more mushrooms? Should I remove them? A: Another way to think about mushrooms is to call them the “flowers” of an organism that lives...

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Mushrooms – Growing in Houseplant

Q: I found yellow mushrooms growing in my Christmas cactus. I wonder if you could identify them. A: Someone is watering too much…and it’s not me! Mushrooms like these won’t appear unless a moisture-loving fungus is decomposing the potting soil...

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Mushrooms – Composting

Q: I know that mushrooms are a fungus. Is it a good idea to take mushrooms that grow in my yard and put them into the compost pile? It seems logical that the mushrooms would be good organic matter. A:...

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Dog – Chewing on Mushrooms

Q: When mushrooms pop up in my back yard, my dog chews on them and becomes sick. Is there anything to keep him from doing this? A: Mushrooms in a landscape are unavoidable when you have warm temperatures and rain....

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Mushrooms – Fighting the Odor

Q: This year my parents have had foul-smelling, red-orange mushrooms with an egg-like base. I’m going to have my spring wedding reception at the house and I don’t want the smell to bother the guests. Any advice? A: Stinkhorns are...

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Mushrooms – Killing Them

Q: Is there something to spray on an area to kill mushrooms? I’m worried about my daughter’s dog. A: There is no anti-mushroom product. Mushrooms emerge when a fungus which is decomposing underground organic material (tree roots, thatch, etc) sends...

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Mushrooms – Growing

Q: I want to grow edible mushrooms but I don’t know where to buy the logs and supplies. Can you help? A: Mushrooms seem more mysterious than most garden plants but, in fact, raising them is not very hard. Different...

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Puffball Mushroom – Identification

Q: I have found in my yard something which resembles a potato, but I think is some type of mushroom. It is embedded in the ground, round, light tan in color, and when crushed it has a black core. Do...

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