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A few questions.. mushrooms, GRUBS & pruning?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:41 am
by Lexi
I have tiny mushrooms growing under my tomato plants.. they're maybe a few centimeters tall (at this point), they're tall and skinny, and they're white and brown at the tips. I've heard that mushrooms mean your soil is rich, but I'm just wondering what type of mushrooms these are (sorry if my description was vague).

I also found a grub in my garden. Is there a way to get rid of them? Don't they eat roots? He was pretty big, too. :?

Lastly, I pruned my tomato plants for the first time (I was scared to prune them while they were young because of the heat waves we've been having.)... and I think I over-pruned them. Here's a picture:


[img]https://i49.tinypic.com/10x5yt4.jpg[/img]

Edit: Also, the reason I even pruned them is because the leaves on the bottom were getting yellow and the branches were getting stuck in some of the net we have around it.

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:58 am
by dustyrivergardens
I would not mess with the mushrooms I think you would need a expert for that safely. beneficial nemitodes help if your going organic on grub control here is where I get mine but certain times of the year are best for control I like to do it about the end of April on my yard. [url]https://www.arbico-organics.com/category/beneficial-nematodes[/url]

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:02 am
by Lexi
Alright thank you :) and I'll look into that.

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:39 am
by cynthia_h
If the grubs are the immature larvae of Japanese beetles, milky spore will take care of them. It lives for up to 20 years after application, so very cost-effective. Independent nurseries are usually the best places to find it.

Cynthia H.
Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:54 pm
by Lexi
Interesting. I'll have to buy some of that next year. Thanks :)