Wild Funghi in my new garden
I've recently taken over a small plot of land adjacent to my garden which has been fenced off for about 30 years, and used as a dumping ground for garden waste from an adjoining block of flats. I've removed 5 large sycamore trees and had the stumps ground out, and am now battling with the nettles, bindweed and ground elder, so currently leaving the ground "fallow". As it was originally part of a market garden, I have some very fertile soil.
I've found that in addition to the above "crops" the land produces a lot of rather impressive funghi, which I initially thought were shaggy ink caps, but I have my doubts. If these are edible, I would have to regard them as a valuable free asset, to be encouraged, but otherwise they may be a serious nuisance.
What's the best way to find out whether they are "friend" or "foe"?
If they're friend, how's best to encourage them, if foe how best to banish them???
- 5 Oct, 2012