Q.Is Putting White Mushroom In The Soil A Bad Idea?
I put white mushrooms in the soil of my gardenia as I repotted it. My gardenia is growing strong and beautifully, one month later the stench from the soil and water draining is horrible. Did I do something stupid and wrong? Is my plant going to die and how can I fix this? Ps: I am a beginner
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This, really, depends on the type of mushroom that you put in. There are thousands of white mushrooms, so it would be difficult to say if they were of any harm or not.
Bad soil smells, typically, indicate poor drainage and sulfur reducing bacteria. Overwatering, and wet soils will be the cause of this.
You may need to repot into fresh potting soil, and be sure to water when the soil is dry down to a depth of 2 or 3 inches or so.
A fungicide will be necessary. This article will help: