fungi

  • Plant Mushrooms (and Other Fungi) in Your Garden to Improve Soil Health

    Plant Mushrooms (and Other Fungi) in Your Garden to Improve Soil Health

    Lots of gardeners seem to dislike finding mushrooms growing in their beds or on their lawns, but spotting a mushrooms isn’t a bad thing — it’s actually a sign the soil is healthy. Although there are fungal diseases that harm plants, from powdery mildew to blackspot on roses, mushrooms and most other fungi are typically…


  • Should You Remove the Gills From Your Portobello Mushrooms?

    Should You Remove the Gills From Your Portobello Mushrooms?

    My sister is terrified of mushrooms, particularly the gills. This is both slightly annoying and deeply amusing. As someone who likes to feed her family (including this sister), rendering mushrooms past the point of recognizability is tedious; as an older sibling, this phobia offers plenty of opportunities for older sibling hijinks. (It’s also an efficient…