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Not mush-room around here!

A few weeks ago I posted a few photos of a walk through our local area including one of these mushrooms.


Today, while walking to the shops we spotted these impressive flat specimens.


It’s frustrating that I don’t know if they are edible as they certainly looked tasty.

As we carried on our stroll we spotted a few more.


Though these looked flatter and more suspicious.

In our own garden we found these.


They’re a type of puffball but we still don’t know if they are dangerous.


Meanwhile these look like oyster mushrooms don’t they? That yellow tinge seens familiar!


This fella looks a bit scarier though.

I’m really keen to find a fungi course to learn more about these amazing creatures.

Meanwhile after numerous attempts to grow mushrooms from kits

I may well try this method next time growing oyster mushrooms from coffee grounds

Have you ever tried to grow mushrooms?

Do you forage for mushrooms in your local area?


11 comments on “Not mush-room around here!

  1. andy1076
    October 31, 2014

    Clever title lol 😉

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  2. Roger
    October 31, 2014

    Have a rootle round here. Think most are edible but you need to be careful.

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  3. The Crazy Crone
    October 31, 2014

    A while back we went down to view the Roman fish ponds near us in North Cyprus and rock tombs, and came across a local restaurant owner who was fossicking for mushrooms for his meals. Also here the locals go hunting for weeds which are considered nutritious and as good as anything available in the veggie supermarkets.

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  4. ladyofthecakes
    October 31, 2014

    The ones in the second pic are edible. As long as the stalk doesn’t go bulbous where it meets the ground 😉

    I think you can eat puffballs when they are immature, but I’ve never tried them.

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  5. Grower
    November 1, 2014

    I often wonder about the mushrooms I see but wouldn’t eat any unless an expert could identify them for me. I just rely on the people at the farmers market for cultivated ones. This reminds me I have some photos I should post.

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    • lizard100
      November 1, 2014

      Good idea. But i do likr the film i pisted from you tube. Buy regilar mushrooms snd cultivate in used coffee grounds.


  6. Rambling Woods
    November 2, 2014

    Liz..would you try leaving a comment at this new blog and tell me if it is annoying..maybe I can start over….

    Liked by 1 person

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