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leke
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Mushrooms popping up in my container

Hi, I've been adding my spent teabag contents to the surface of one of my containers and noticed some mushrooms popping up.

I was wondering, are they considered good (beneficial), or are they likely to be competing for nutrients (like weeds)?

Thanks :)

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Re: Mushrooms popping up in my container

Mushrooms have a different metabolism. They will neither compete with (or poison) your plants.

As a rule, I pluck them out.

The mushroom in your photo looks to be an inky-cap. i would not eat it.
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leke
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Re: Mushrooms popping up in my container

tomc wrote:Mushrooms have a different metabolism. They will neither compete with (or poison) your plants.

As a rule, I pluck them out.

The mushroom in your photo looks to be an inky-cap. i would not eat it.
Thanks for the reply.

I wasn't thinking about eating them, but from the images on google, I don't think it looks like an inky-cap. It pretty much looks like that after 12 hours, then dies about 12 hours later.
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