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Old 05-27-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I couldn't find anything to post on, forgive me if it's here.

I used StaGreen Moisture Max in planters for herbs, tomatoes, flowers (different planters of course) - I am now cultivating mushrooms!!! Is this bad? Never had the problem before, I think I used Moisture Control last year but I wanted something to help with watering (except for the rain we're going through now).

I plan to call the 800# but does anyone have any thoughts on whether the herbs are safe, will the tomatoes be safe? should I smash the little 'shrooms, or what?
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Old 05-30-2009, 08:18 PM
 
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I'd pull the mushrooms out and discard them. The food should be ok as far as I know.
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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It's tons of small mushrooms - I initially pulled them but they keep sprouting (we're talking every square inch of soil has mushrooms)
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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I couldn't find anything to post on, forgive me if it's here.

I used StaGreen Moisture Max in planters for herbs, tomatoes, flowers (different planters of course) - I am now cultivating mushrooms!!! Is this bad? Never had the problem before, I think I used Moisture Control last year but I wanted something to help with watering (except for the rain we're going through now).

I plan to call the 800# but does anyone have any thoughts on whether the herbs are safe, will the tomatoes be safe? should I smash the little 'shrooms, or what?
You can call their number, but if the mushrooms don't seem to be effecting your tomato plants, then leave them alone. Actually pulling them out does'nt really harm the fungus. The main body of the living organism is down inside the soil. The mushroom is only the fruiting body of the fungus for propagation of more spores. Most likely they are a variety that breaks down dead organic matter even further. But if you still feel uneasy, then call the 800#
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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One out of the three tomato plants is doing well - thanks for more explanation bluepacific. I did call the 800#, they suggest repotting - problem is: I have 3 huge planters for tomatoes, several 2' ft. planters for herbs, numerous hanging baskets as well as pots. All have these mushrooms.

I'm concerned because my husband had a transplant and thus is "compromised" - the herbs I plan to repot, I figure I can shake off enough soil (but what a hassle) - the tomatoes concern me because of the the way they grow, with the fat stem(s) (that must contain elements from the soil?) - and then the fruiting which also must contain elements?

The mushrooms look horrible, dozens (if not a hundred, depending on pot/planter size) - we're not talking the occasional one, it's literally a blanket of them in all the containers
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