So if I have mushrooms growing in our own yard, why did I stop by the Giant Food store to buy two handfuls of two kinds of mushrooms? You know the answer: mushrooms are notoriously difficult to identify. An edible variety may look nearly identical to its poisonous relative. A deer or squirrel may eat one, but it might kill you.
In his “Gardening” column in Thursday’s Post, Adrian Higgins took a look at some common wild mushrooms and explained why wise gardeners leave picking them to the experts.
If you’re curious about the mushrooms growing in your garden or lawn, take a few minutes to read Higgins’ article, “Beneath the planet of the mushrooms,” and look at the photo illustrations. CLICK HERE.
And remember to leave wild mushroom harvesting to the experts.