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Sep 13, 2021 7:57 AM CST
Houston, TX
So I have no idea if they are poisonous or not. I looked up how to tell if mushrooms are poisonous or not and quite frankly I don't want to risk deciding if they are or not just based off of a Google search LOL Given that, should I just throw out everything in that garden basket? What about the surrounding garden baskets? ( Please note, I do intend on removing just the mushrooms but after doing that I also want to see if everything else is still safe)

I ask because now that wild mushrooms have started growing next to my other veggies I don't know if those veggies are now dangerous to consume because they could potentially be growing next to poisonous mushrooms
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Sep 13, 2021 8:06 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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The mushrooms are harmless unless they do happen to be poisonous AND you eat them. Most of the structure of a mushroom entity is below the soil surface. They should disappear on their own soon.

The thread "Recent warnings about touching mushrooms ?" in Ask a Question forum
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Sep 16, 2021 1:05 PM CST
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@purpleinopp thanks! So even the produce around growing mushrooms is safe if other produce is growing nearby? (given that those mushrooms are indeed poisonous)
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Sep 16, 2021 1:06 PM CST

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Yes - it is probably safe as long as none of the parts of the mushroom itself enter your body,
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Sep 16, 2021 2:37 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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How was it determined that your mushrooms are poisonous?
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Sep 17, 2021 1:25 PM CST
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@Gardener2493 thanks! @purpleinopp lol, well... it was actually not determined that they are poisonous. I have no idea if they are or not. I just do not trust my amateur opinion to successfully decipher if they are or are not poisonous so I'm going to proceed with caution
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Sep 27, 2021 3:07 PM CST
Name: Kevin Langley
London UK
I always get orange mushrooms growing at the base of my bonsai Oak tree. Once I had a red one with white spots on it like you see in the fairy tails. I thought that looked pretty neat.
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Sep 27, 2021 3:12 PM CST

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AmberLeaf said:I always get orange mushrooms growing at the base of my bonsai Oak tree. Once I had a red one with white spots on it like you see in the fairy tails. I thought that looked pretty neat.


That was probably an Amanita muscaria.
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Oct 1, 2021 11:36 AM CST
Name: Kevin Langley
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Gardener2493 said:

That was probably an Amanita muscaria.


It amazes me how mushrooms grow and what they grow from exactly.
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Oct 1, 2021 2:58 PM CST
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The majority of fungi are saprophytic, meaning they consume (and aid the further decay of) dead organic matter. In pots this is usually the growing medium itself since it's largely made up of organic matter and they will therefor most likely have no negative effect on your plants - quite the opposite really since they free up nutrients.
And to my knowledge plants don't take up any poisonous substances exuded by fungi or living in close quarters with them.

As for identification: the kingdom fungi contains so many species and many look alike that it's nigh impossible non-mycologists to come to a safe identification. Therefor it's best to not consume anything at a hint of doubt. And don't trust those apps either...
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Oct 2, 2021 10:30 AM CST

Mushrooms growing in your garden pots is very common. Most of them are actually quite beneficial because they help break down nutrients in the soil and form symbiotic relationships with plant roots. Even if it is a poisonous mushroom, it won't confer its poison to the plants you're growing. I always just leave mushrooms. Only caveat is it might indicate your soil is too moist, depending on what you're growing.
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Oct 29, 2021 7:18 PM CST
Name: Ekaterina Kaverina
Johnson City TN (Zone 6b)
Amanita muscaria will never grow in a garden basket. There are literally hundreds of thousands of fungi species, so "a mushroom in a garden basket" is even less informative than "a weed in my garden". Why not add a picture?
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Oct 30, 2021 8:35 PM CST

You are lucky! Some people struggle to grow mushrooms.
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