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Mushrooms in my containers

I started a few seeds in January and repotted a few growing house plants and now each of my containers have cream colored mushrooms in them. I washed each pot prior to use and used Miracle Grow potting soil. Are these mushrooms healthy for my plants and if not, how do I get rid of them?

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mushrooms in the pots usually mean they are too wet.

I'd let them dry out.

Get more light on them, and clean up any dead leaves that may have fallen.

Get more air circulation in there. Use a fan or if you can open a window.

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The mushrooms and the plants should get along famously. The mushrooms are simply a sign that there is decomposing organic material in the pots. As said, the amount and consistency of moisture necessary for them to pop up may not be appreciated by the plants.

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