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Agaricus Benesii is a mushroom that is often found growing in mulched areas under conifers. It grows well in a mulched garden that has conifer wood or sawdust as part of the mulch mix, or in compost that has the same.
Much like the familiar white button, the Pine Mulch Mushroom produces similar sized mushrooms which are often grayer in color, or more tannish in color than the white button, depending on how much sun it gets. It is edible, and is used in recipes the same way White Button mushrooms are used, with similar results.
It prefers dappled shade, so it will grow well in a container indoors (in the fridge at night, out in the day) under artificial lighting, or outdoors under the remains of the squash and kale. It seems to prefer cultivated areas where the ground is periodically disturbed, so pulling weeds or planting a new crop won't bother it. It fruits in the early or late winter, just when you need crops to come in. If you grow a winter garden, it will thrive alongside your cold crops.
Mushrooms may cause allergic reactions in sensitive people. Some mushrooms are more likely to do this than others. Please research possible reactions prior to purchase. We are not responsible for how you choose to use our products, and do not claim that mushrooms are completely safe to consume. We merely assure that they are as represented on our website.
We do not make any promises as to the efficacy of any mushroom product to treat or prevent any disease or condition. Please consult a doctor or alternative practitioner prior to using any mushroom product for treatment of any disease or illness.
We cannot guarantee that any spawn, spore, or kit product will grow or produce mushrooms. We do guarantee that our products are as described, and that the methods in our instructions do produce good results, but once our products leave our facility, we can no longer control the factors which are responsible for success. Gardening of any kind is a chancy business, and success depends upon adherence to instructions, and may be influenced by weather, environmental factors, and other controllable and non-controllable factors. As such, we cannot guarantee your success, and advise that if you are uncomfortable with purchasing under these terms, that you refrain from purchase.
We do promise to answer your questions, and offer reasonable assistance if needed, and to correct any errors if a mistake is made on our part.