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

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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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!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
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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.
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

Albert Einstein
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
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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 Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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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 ...
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

Albert Einstein

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