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re: Mushrooms

There is one mushroom on the West coast that covers several acres.  I like
to id them and have found many that are delicious.  
Bonnie ET Zone 7

> [Original Message]
> From: james singer <islandjim@verizon.net>
> To: Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/28/2005 5:45:01 PM
> Subject: re: [CHAT] Mushrooms
> Mushrooms do essentially the same thing earthworms do--break down 
> cellulose into constituent parts that plants can use. Far from harming 
> healthy plants, they are quite beneficial. And since they are merely 
> the fruiting body of the real plant [the mycelium? something like that] 
> they are almost irrelevant to the work the fungi are doing underground. 
> So rip them out if you don't like them.
> > I bought my first Home Depot plant about 4-6 weeks ago.  It's a 
> > Cordyline,
> > but not like my C. baurii.  This one has wide dark purple leaves that 
> > are
> > streaked with a sort of hot pink.  I placed it near my front door and 
> > gave
> > it a bit of water, but that's all for now.  I plant to plant it 
> > outside in
> > my TP garden this summer.  The potting soil is now sprouting 
> > nasty-looking,
> > tall, beige-ish mushrooms.  I've never had a houseplant do that.  What 
> > do I
> > do, besides the obvious of pulling them out?  Why are they there?  
> > Some sort
> > of soil imbalance?
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> >
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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