It has been so hot and dry in these past weeks that I have been particularly devoted to watering the begonia on my porch. I have been worried that the pot is now too big for the pot and thought at least I could keep it well watered. It has thrived on the porch where it get a little sun, mostly enjoys the shade.
I was quite amazed yesterday when I was watering the begonia to see beautiful yellow mushrooms joining the plant. What was I to make of this? Were the mushrooms a sign of trouble? The plant looks fine.
I read that fungi in healthy soil are a help to plants out in the wild. Can I believe that the organisms in my pot are taking care of my begonia? Or am I just overwatering?
This morning I went out to check the begonia and the mushrooms. The mushrooms seem to be starting to collapse. Should I be taking some kind of action? Or should I let it continue and see what happens?
This is an interesting experiment. I will watch it, its process, and the results. More later.
Inspired by these mushrooms I looked through my archive and found another couple of posts about mycelium, starting with my grandson’s surprises. https://www.commonweeder.com/what-do-you-know-about-mushrooms/
Ten years ago I wrote about mycotecture, myceleium, turned into bricks for building. There are many wonders in this world.