Greenhouses forum: Ewww .. something died in the greenhouse?

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 21, 2014 2:23 PM CST
That's what I thought .. I opened it up and almost vomited it was so bad .. I left it open in hopes that the wind would clear out the scent .. didn't work .. so after two days of smelling this I decided to find out what died .. after moving a few pots around I noticed something red and spongy looking behind a pot .. when I moved the pot I found Clathrus columnatus - a Stinkhorn Fungus .. ewww!

After a bit of research I found out that they do pop up from time to time in cypress mulch that is kept moist .. that's what the floor of my temporary greenhouse is. I'm debating whether or not to shovel it up or let it do its thing.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 21, 2014 5:27 PM CST

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Wow, how interesting! I can't imagine that smell...
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
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Xeramtheum
Mar 21, 2014 5:29 PM CST
It's pretty raunchy .. makes A. konjac smell almost sweet by comparison .. I ended up scooping it up with a shovel and tossing it over the fence.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Mar 21, 2014 5:37 PM CST

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How funny, you made it your avatar!
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
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Xeramtheum
Mar 21, 2014 6:05 PM CST
For the time being .. first time I had ever seen one in the flesh so to speak .. they are very interesting structures and I would have like to have examined it further but ...
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."

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