Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What Is Wrong With This Picture?

The other day when I was watering my window boxes, I noticed a 'few' little mushrooms in the left side of this window box. I was amused but didn't pay much attention. Well, this morning I went to check the soil for dryness and let out a bit of a yell when I saw mushrooms covering the entire box.
The back corner of the box above, is the only spot not covered (perhaps by the time I post this it also will be).

I do wish I knew how to identify mushrooms as these look like they would love to be in my saute pan.

Has anyone had this happen? I bought the best bagged organic potting soil that I could find and used the same in the other window box where there is no sign of them there.
I would love to hear from anyone who knows anything about this. Thanks in advance.
Stay tuned for an update on Goldie and her problem getting back into the flock. She had no choice but to make an appointment with Brooster the rooster for advice.
Have a good Wednesday.


Princess and the Pea said...

Perhaps the soil was too good? They do look quite delicious don't they? If you put a description of them in Google then it might bring up suggestions of what they could be... or take them into your local garden centre and they might be able to help. Mushrooms usually grow where it's dark and damp - is that particular window in the shade? Let us know if you find out what they are... and what you end up cooking with them! I'm thinking wild mushroom risotto - yum! x

Floss said...

Ooh! We had loads of fungus in our lawn until the hot weather came - the damp weather really seemed to encourage them. Has it been unusually damp with you ('unusually' is the key word, I know...)?

Anonymous said...

oh how funny! We are having mushroom problems too :( I echo what Floss said above that it might be due to excess moisture which we have in Seattle :) good luck solving the mystery!

Sherri B. said...

Thank you ladies for your suggestions. I poked around the web to try to find the answer and the moiture seems to be the common thread along with spores in soil and the air, who new.

Vintage Home said...

.....Thank you for dropping by!..I don't know anything about muchrooms..but I do know I am enjoying reading your blog!......Thanks for sharing & Praise The Lord your grandson Jude is well! ever did you find me?

Heather said...

How pretty... I love all of the flower colors together.

As for the mushrooms??? I know one year I put mushroom compost on my lawn and guess what happened:)

As for roses... I had a neighbor that would prune hard once or twice during the summer and hers were always gorgeous.

I think one of my "hens" is a rooster:( The comb is turning red. I am going to Pistils in N. Portland this weekend for their poultry event so maybe I will have better chances in the future.

Valerie said...

Oh my gosh! I agree, saute in a pan sounds delicious! Mushrooms are a favorite food (fungus) here. Crazy how they are growing in only one of your window boxes. Ours are growing in our lawn in circles. I hope you also have a great weekend!