tulsanurse1
Newly Registered
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:47 am
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

What is this thing growing in my pepper plant? Mushrooms?

I went out onto the balcony this morning and saw these little stems with round caps things that resemble a "fan". I used mushroom compost in my mix. Should I remove them or are they helpful?
"One who plants a garden, plants happiness."

User avatar
applestar
Mod
Posts: 27490
Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 11:21 pm
Location: Zone 6, NJ (3/M)4/E ~ 10/M

They're just helping to break down the material in the soil some more. Some people become concerned when this happens in their indoor plant containers -- spores getting in the air, allergies, etc -- but especially since yours is outside, I wouldn't worry about it. These little fungi are usually short lived. Might even be gone by the end of the day or tomorrow morning.

Return to “Container Gardening Forum”