Mushroom mysteries: What do I have here?

Mushroom colony

Mushrooms in rhubarb patch

Mushrooms in garlic patch

Mushrooms in garlic patch

We are not a mushroom eating family. Derek loathes them. I can tolerate them if they are a small part of an otherwise non-mushroomy dish. When I came upon pretty sizable mushroom colonies in the rhubarb and garlic beds this morning, I was left with a number of questions. What are these mushrooms? Are they edible? And what should I do with them?

I thought this would be pretty easy to figure out by using a mushroom identifier site. I was wrong! Too many of them look the same to me. If you know mushrooms and could at least narrow it down, that would be great.



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4 Responses to Mushroom mysteries: What do I have here?

  1. noelle says:

    I have the exact same mushrooms! The button ones popped up in my lettuce bed, and the flat ones in my strawberries. I am going to ask my friend today what they are when she arrives. I will pass on any info that I receive.

  2. Little Sis says:

    I am fascinated to find out, but I am so leery of wild mushrooms as I’ve heard so many awful stories of misidentification. Please let us know if you find out what they are!!

  3. willrichjou says:

    Please be cautious about eating wild mushrooms the wrong ones can make you sick. That’s about all I learned in Boy Scouts.

  4. kitsapfg says:

    I love mushrooms but know absolutely nothing about identifying them. Hopefully someone else will chime in that has suitable knowledge.

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