Mushrooms in my compost bin

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Mushrooms in my compost bin

Post: #23747 Andy Hamilton
Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:41 pm

I think I found some ink caps in my compost bin today. Is this a normal place for them to grow? I had borrowed my mates video camera and filmed them, the little girl is not mine she is the daughter of the couple whos weding I went to a while back, her name is Elizabeth. anyway here is the film.
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Post: #23778 Millie
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:21 am

I have no idea, but wanted to say I opened my bag of compost yesterday to find several tiny mushrooms sprouting :shock:

Would they have been edible you think?

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Post: #23780 Batfink
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:47 am

Millie wrote:I have no idea, but wanted to say I opened my bag of compost yesterday to find several tiny mushrooms sprouting :shock:

Would they have been edible you think?

This has become an increasing problem this year - I've never really noticed it before, but this year I've found mushrooms in almost every bag of compost I've bought in. Perhaps it's just the conditions?

On the subject of things in the compost bins, I found some spuds growing in there yesterday. No idea how they got there - I can't remember putting any in the compost heap!!!! Damn volunteers!
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Post: #24274 hedgewizard
Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:56 pm

I don't know, they look a bit small to me and it's not their usual habitat... be careful with your ID!

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Post: #24434 Andy Hamilton
Sat Jun 24, 2006 4:36 pm

hedgewizard wrote:I don't know, they look a bit small to me and it's not their usual habitat... be careful with your ID!


yep, I was not sure enough so I left them there and they died back down the next day anyway.
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Post: #24437 hedgewizard
Sat Jun 24, 2006 4:43 pm

Probbly just as well. I've had something similar come up in the compost mulch around my corn - I think I remember them from Roger Philips but I can't find the book to check them out. Far better not!


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