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  • Joined Apr 2022
  • Bishop Auckland, Durham
« on: October 02, 2022, 06:48:26 pm »
There are quite a few mushroom patches in our fields.

One group of field mushrooms which I managed to identify and eat without ill effect.

But there are several others. I suspect they are not edible and Iím not going to try but would be interested to know what they are please.


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Mushrooms
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2022, 07:44:06 pm »
The second one looks like a puffball but you need to be sure!  (If it is, cut the top 2/3 off, leave the fruiting layer in situ to set spores.)

I suspect all the others will make you very ill indeed.  As Terry Pratchet said, "All fungi are edible.  Some of them only once." 
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  • Joined Apr 2022
  • Bishop Auckland, Durham
Re: Mushrooms
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2022, 06:09:42 am »
Yes I think they are puffballs. Are they OK.

A couple of sites I looked at said anything with white gills was probably not good.

And the red ones, well yeah - just they look like something from a childrens story book illustration.


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