Mushrooms sprouting from onion?

jalafleu(10b)March 18, 2014

Hi All,

I noticed this morning that there are mushrooms sprouting out of a couple of my onion plants. Should I just pull the mushrooms out gently? Or does this mean my plants are diseased?

Thank you!

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You can pull the mushrooms out and compost them, because as they deteriorate they may attract flies and little beetles. They won't hurt your onions, though, and are a sign that your soil is rich with fungi, which enrich the soil. Not all species produce fruits (mushrooms) but many do. NOT edible. We use a lot of wood chips to mulch paths, and see lots of different mushrooms. They seem to like to grow under peppers, go figure.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 7:58AM
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