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Woo hoo! Look what the rain brought! It's an above ground bed, a couple of years old, made with sterile mix. Since then I've added a lot of organic matter and apparently some fungus spores too. Went to pick some Strawberries (one!) and found these instead. The pink marvels are in and around the Silver Beet (Mark's perennial) and Spring Onions (bought seedlings). Not quite the same as the one we discussed earlier, but in the same family if not genus. It's different again to the one I tried to describe which grew at Fairfield on sandy soil - the one with the 'veil'. This one has a round shaft not fluted. A delightful surprise on a rainy and windy Saturday morning :-) Link to pix: http://brisbanelocalfood.ning.com/photo/albums/fungus-at-dbay-octob...

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Comment by Donna on October 9, 2010 at 12:03
How cool, my kids would love looking at those - we only have little toadstools ... but they are still pretty neat :)

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