Asked on Feb 19, 2018

The mulch I purchased last year had mushroom like things growing

Barb HookwayMelanieJoy30150932
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The mulch I purchased last year had mushroom like things growing out of it. What is that?

6 answers
  • 9889709
    9889709
    on Feb 19, 2018

    Probably a fungus, which is what mushrooms are. They actually can be beneficial to gardens and flower beds and are usually caused by mild spring like weather and rain.
  • Rl06898607
    Rl06898607
    on Feb 19, 2018

    That's gold! Mulch it in....
  • Janet
    Janet
    on Feb 19, 2018

    Definitely a fungus
  • Joy30150932
    Joy30150932
    on Feb 19, 2018

    Obviously your mulch was contaminated with mushroom spores. Try sprinkling baking soda over the mushrooms and they will die off.
  • Melanie
    Melanie
    on Feb 19, 2018

    sounds like it got wet and you have the spores to bad they are not edible
  • Barb Hookway
    Barb Hookway
    on Feb 19, 2018

    You made me feel better as I was stomping on those mushrooms so no one would see them. Didn't know they wouldn't harm anything.
    • GG
      GG
      on Feb 19, 2018

      The first two posters on here are telling you that the mushrooms/fungus is actually good for the garden or flower beds. Might want to check that out!
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