Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Fungus Among Us

Something weird was growing in the pot with the cherry tomatoes. I watched it for a few days and then brought it to the attention of the Other Family Human this morning. "Did you plant any mushrooms on the balcony?" I asked. She had not. I brought her out to look at them. They looked just like the fancy Asian mushrooms that go for $6.99 a pound at Whole Foods. "Don't even think about eating those", said the OFH, "it's really hard to tell poisonous mushrooms from the other kind". I pulled them up, all right, but I left them in a bucket right next to where they'd been growing. If I can't tell them apart from the fancy mushrooms they sell at Whole Foods, maybe the eggplant-eating rodent will make the same mistake. Heh, heh.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At least the mushrooms were not growing in your house. I had a problem a few years ago with mold. Near the mold was two mushrooms growing. I don't understand it, but the mold has been corrected. I would say those mushrooms were "dangerous" to eat and thank goodness my pets didn't discover them.