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Name: Christina Wall
Northern Cal. (Zone 8a)
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Jun 28, 2016 1:11 PM CST
I was digging up weeds in my garden and preparing to transplant some vegetables when I came across these. I thought they were potatoes, however they smell like mushrooms. I've never heard of underground mushrooms. Does anyone know they are?
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Name: Sue
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Jun 28, 2016 1:20 PM CST
They kind of look like truffles, but I wouldn't eat them without knowing for sure!
Name: Lin
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Jun 28, 2016 1:34 PM CST
That was my first thought as well, Truffles but as sooby suggested, not a good idea to eat them until you are sure.

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Name: Robyn
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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Jun 28, 2016 1:37 PM CST
Were they under an oak tree?
Apparently they grow well under oak trees with rocky soil and dry hot weather.
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Name: Christina Wall
Northern Cal. (Zone 8a)
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Jun 28, 2016 8:53 PM CST
No we are not going to eat them! At least not until we know. I believe our neighbor does have an oak. Wet have had drought conditions and we do have sandy soil. I'll check out the links.
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Name: Sue Taylor
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Jun 28, 2016 10:12 PM CST
The majority of fungi live under the soil, it's only the fruiting bodies that you see and call mushrooms or toadstools.

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