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But I'm not trying to grow mushrooms!

Posted by started_with_bean Zone 5--MA (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 21, 11 at 13:15

Give it to me straight--I found tiny mushrooms growing in the starter pots of Wahlenbergia (2 out of 6). Are these couple of pots doomed? I've got tiny seedlings, showing their first true leaves already. Should I just let them dry out some? They're mostly under lights when they're not in the sun on a windowsill. I'm worried they've stalled in growth.


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RE: But I'm not trying to grow mushrooms!

  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 21, 11 at 14:51

Started with bean: I have never had a problem with plants that have mushrooms growing in them. As someone else on a recent forum post said to the effect, at least you have something growing...so you must be doing something right. Mushrooms and other fungi are just a sign that your soil is alive and working. I would not worry about those pots other than to say they me be a bit more damp then they have to be. Ross.


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