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Why are mushrooms growing in new landscape beds?

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January 18, 2011 7:14PM

Because the beds have been mulched and there is a lot of decomposing organic matter in the soil mushrooms will grow in new landscape beds. As this breaks down, it provides food for the mycelium of fungi to grow. When developed enough, the mycelium send up mushrooms to disperse their spores (seeds of fungi).

It is said to be an excellent sign if mushrooms are growing, as they will not grow in areas that have been contaminated with poisons. It means the soil in those beds is healthy and rich.