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oldognewtrick 05-14-2010 06:36 AM

Mushrooms
 
I've got 2 spots in the yard that keep producing mushrooms, its in a area where we cut down 2 Hackberry trees a couple years ago. What can I do to keep these things from coming back?

Speedbump 05-14-2010 07:17 AM

I'm certainly no horticulturist but, I have mushrooms that grow in an area where I have an oak stump under a car port. They grow there every spring. I also notice that where I spray Round Up down my Orange tree rows, different kinds of weeds than normal start growing instead of grass. My belief is that Round up may change the PH of the soil. All things that grow, like differing levels of PH. So maybe if you put some dolomite or some other type of PH raising material there, something other than Mushrooms would grow.

Just a thought.

TxBuilder 05-14-2010 10:01 AM

I've never had issues with them. Every time I see them I get on the vinyl gloves and pluck then at the base as to not release the spores on the underside of the cap, then they don't come back. Is there any way to remove the stump?

oldognewtrick 05-14-2010 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by TxBuilder (Post 44835)
I've never had issues with them. Every time I see them I get on the vinyl gloves and pluck then at the base as to not release the spores on the underside of the cap, then they don't come back. Is there any way to remove the stump?

Stump was ground down when the tree was cut down. The mushrooms are growing in the spot where the tree once stood.

inspectorD 05-14-2010 06:44 PM

well
 
Alittle salt may cure it...and some butter...:D:D
And if they are morells...eat em or send em up here!!;)

oldognewtrick 05-15-2010 11:40 AM

Thanks for the replies, if it ever stops raining here, I'll done my Bill Murray, Caddy Shack attire and go fight them things....guess my next post will be a request to find fill dirt for the back yard.

oldognewtrick 06-16-2010 05:40 PM

I'm beginning to think that mushrooms are what they use to make the heat shield on the space shuttle. Everything I put on them things just makes em grow.

...I'm thinking Napalm, where can I get a used B-52? Anybody here know how to fly one? I still think the shuttles are for sale after they are decommissioned.


Just saying....

TxBuilder 06-17-2010 01:23 PM

Not sure where you can get those, but have you tried yelling at them?

oldognewtrick 06-17-2010 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TxBuilder (Post 45772)
Not sure where you can get those, but have you tried yelling at them?

You might be on to something, I'll get Mrs. oldog to stand out in the back yard and pretend them mushrooms are me, TX said to yell at them..."look honey I know he wouldn't steer me wrong, heck its been posted on the internet!"

sittingintheshade 06-30-2010 07:11 PM

I guess these are non-edible mushrooms, cos I know if I had edible ones popping up in my backyard I wouldnt be trying to stop them! Yum!


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