Mushrooms (Inky Cap) Growing In Veggie Garden
(Bowling Green, KY)
Hi, I have grown a few gardens but am still fairly new at it and still have a lot of learning to do.
What I am concerned with now is what's growing in my food garden and is it still safe for us to eat the friuts of our labors.
We started this food garden in virgin soil and have put local wood mulch around all plants and in the rows. We began to notice just a couple of weeks back that we also have mushrooms growing, an abundance of the little critters! From what I can gather doing online searches, what they are are "Inky Caps".
What I want to know is, do I do anything about them or do I just let them grow, and rake them over each morning? Will they poision my food that I have growing in my garden?
I just wondered, after reading about mushroom compost being good for gardens, if the growing mushrooms breaking down the mulch right along side my veggies would hurt anything. I just want to know what to do, if anything.
I want to know that whatever fruits of our labors (tomatoes, squash, peppers, etc.) that come in from the veggie garden will be safe foods to eat.