Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Uhhh...What is This Thing?!

I was poking around my raised beds and noticed about three or four of these weird things.  I have no idea what they are.  Maybe some type of fungus?  They are brown, fairly thin walled, and curve back toward the middle of the growth.  They are ribbon-like in appearance and the edges are raised much higher than the center, which is smoother and flatter than the slightly bumpy exterior.  They are currently approximately 5" in diameter. I don't know how long they have been growing.

Unidentified mystery growth near my garlic plants.
It would be great if they were edible, but at this point I have no idea.  They are growing in fairly close proximity to the wood side frames of the beds.  It has also been quite wet (lots of rain the past 3 weeks) with a warm week and then two cool weeks.

Any thoughts and/or suggestions would be much appreciated.

4 comments:

HAZEL said...

All I can say...is DON'T eat them. Or if you do, make sure you take pictures and post about the result. LOL

mike said...

Um, you should probably ask Diego...

.09 Acres said...

Even Diego wouldn't eat it, and he's the type of dog that east almost anything. I recently dug them out of the garden beds and tossed them in the trash.

Project Girl said...

It seems like I saw a similar photo by Leigh over at http://my5acredream.blogspot.com/ but I just tried to find it on her blog and couldn't... I think she also ended up pulling it, and throwing it away...