mushroom in my garden - Knowledgebase Question

powder springs, Ge
Question by lystraker
July 18, 2009
Hi i wanted to know if the organic soil i buy sometimes grow wild mushroom.Lately i've been seeing them in my garden every morning.Lots of them.What can i do to get rid of them.

Answer from NGA
July 18, 2009


Mushrooms often grow in compost (which is probably an element of your organic soil). They are simply growing on decomposing organic matter. As the soil further decomposes it will no longer support mushroom growth. You can simply rake them out of the soil. Raking will also incorporate fresh air, which will slow mushroom growth. The mushrooms won't harm your plants or your soil - they are just a natural part of the decomposition process.

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