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mystery mushroom in my veggie patch

 
molly jones
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I found this mushroom growing under a few plants in my veggie patch. my instinct it to dig it out. should i be happy or sad about this fungal activity? i have a thick layer of composted wood as my mulch so i;m not super surprised to have these fungi popping up. i feel like its good that these guys are here - this is my first attempt at gardening in these raised beds after the yard was untouched for 5 years. i'm in SF near the beach so my soil is literally sand. i had to add A LOT of compost to up the organic matter - so these mushrooms make me feel like the soil is alive and making some progress.
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Leila Rich
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Molly, I'm always pleased to see fungi, as you say, it's a good sign
I'd probably take out fungus I knew to be properly poisonous, but I've never seen those species in a garden.
 
John Saltveit
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My best guess would be that it's a peziza, but don't quote me, or eat it based on that guess.
John S
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