We just found out the potatoe plant my husband planted has leucocoprinus birnbaumii (yellow mushrooms) growing in it, are these po
isen? My husband planted the potatoe plant 2 months ago. Just 3 days ago we noticed the mushrooms coming up. We read this is a result of contaminated potting soil. We read these mushrooms infect the soil. Does this mean our potatoes growing are poisen too? Should we throw the whole plant out and start over with completely new soil? Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you! PS. The potatoe plant is planted in a container pot.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
This type of fungus works to break down dead organic material in soil.
It is considered poisonous to people and animals.