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Medium_image Mushrooms growing in lettuce bed

I've recently planted a small pot of mixed salad greens from seed. I didn't use new soil, but rather a pot that held mint that I dug up. It's currently overgrown with these mushrooms (photo attached). My first question is what organic product can I use to get rid of them? I've tried pulling them out, but every time I water they are back. I live in humid Brisbane. My second question is are they poisonous and will they contaminate my lettuce? Thanks very much.

Regards, Cheralyn

Submitted: 12:46AM, 23 Jan 2017
Answer: Hi Cheralyn,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

The humidity combined with the hotter weather will produce some fungal growth in the garden bed, especially when you have such rich soil.

Unfortunately, there is no product in our range that will target the mushrooms. The best thing to do is to remove these with gloves as dispose of them.

As for the lettuces, they should be fine to consume. Just ensure that the mushrooms are not mixed in with the lettuce when you are consuming them.

You can limit the fungal growth by avoiding watering the plants in the evening and giving them a nice water in the early afternoon to avoid overly wet soil during the night.

Kind regards

Yates Horticulturalist

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