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Posted by sleepy33 5b KS (My Page) on
Mon, May 17, 10 at 21:45

So I still have a few seedlings lingering under lights inside, and I must admit, they have been a bit neglected lately as the bigger ones outdoors claim all my attention. I was in poking around in them today, seeing if they needed to be watered, and I suddenly saw something stuck on the outside of one of the cups. I jumped back, thinking it might be some kind of bug; on closer inspection, I found this:

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I turned the cup and held it closer.

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A mushroom. Sprouted itself inside the cup and pushed its way out through the cup when it was damp and soft. Now that is something I haven't seen before!


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Wow. Neat! Right up there with the slime mold they were talking about on the compost forum.

Kim


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Strange all right.

A spore must have been in the soil. I'm no expert on fungi but it looks like one of those mushrooms that come up when there is a tree root rotting. It's probably feeding on the peat moss in the mix.


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Way cool. Definitely not something you see every day.


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DEA will by by to arrest you tomorrow.


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She is a lawyer.... she can handle it : )

Now you can say you are a mushroom farmer : )

Keriann~


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'Shrooms, man. Between this and the pot farm that the guy at food mart thinks I am running, I may be getting a visit from the feds before long. :) I just can't believe it burst right out the side of the cup like that; I mean, those cups can get a little soggy, but it still usually takes some effort to poke/tear through them. That's one determined mushroom!


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