Fungi growing on soil. Southern England.
kdbanglia at aol.com
Mon Jun 5 17:56:51 EST 2000
In article <8hgjn7$1av$1 at plutonium.compulink.co.uk>, ecoli at cix.compulink.co.uk
>What do you know about the soil ? If farmyard manure (FYM) or other
>bulky organic waste has been recently (last six months) incorporated it
>is quite common for fruit bodies to emerge from bare soil.(I have a load
>coming up in my vegetable patch at the moment after a heavy FYM
>dressing.They are essentially based in lumps of manure that have not yet
>been completely incorporated.
>Try looking up the genera Otidea and Peziza for pictures that might
>As to the "outcome" it is hard to say that there is one apart from the
>fact that that particular fungus is present and found the soil and the
>season just right. It will be decomposing organic matter just like
>nearly all the other bacteria and fungi that exist in millions in every
>handful of soil.
> Peter Harris
> Reading, UK.
It's good old (or not so old) Croydon Council recycled compost that's doing it.
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