They are fleshy plants that grow from decaying materials. They need the nutrients that they get from the rust because they do not have chlorophyll. It follows that they can’t produce their own food. They generally grow in the more temperate areas of the world and throughout the seasons when the weather is warm and moist. Mushrooms can probably be found in pastures, meadows and woodlands. There’s a wide array of mushrooms and they have many unique colors. Some mushrooms are brown or white while others are orange, red, or in shiny pastel colors. They also differ in shape and dimensions.
The gills grow between the cap lining and the stem. These gills house the little spores that grow as the mushroom ages. With time, these spores grow into new collections of mushrooms exactly like the seeds of other plants do.
However, there are different sorts of mushrooms, such as those commonly called”toadstools”, which are poisonous when consumed. Also others may not be poisonous but are still inedible because they are either too difficult to chew or simply do not taste good enough to be served. For mushrooms that grow in the wild, there is no rule or completely safe way to differentiate which is edible or not. This is because the poisonous ones look very similar to those that are edible. To be safe, leave the wild mushrooms and buy them from the grocery stores and markets. There are markets in some European countries that sell wild but safe mushrooms. The more popular kind of wild mushrooms are the”morels” that have unusually pitted sponge-like heads. Also popular are the”horse mulch” which looks a lot like the common mushroom but has an added collar around its neck and the ones known as”puffballs”. These puffballs are perfectly round mushrooms that have no stalks or gills. They could be very little or reach until 3 ft in diameter. These mushrooms are only good when the flesh is all white because when a dried puffball is squeezed, its spores will burst out like a puff of smoke.
The edible varieties of mushrooms can be cooked with other ingredients or consumed by themselves. They are often paired with meat, combined with other vegetables, or made into soups or sauces. Mushrooms are easy to prepare because they don’t need peeling and the stem and the cap can be used. However, they should be used only when fresh since they spoil easily. But today, there are mushrooms that are grown and then canned, frozen, or dried which have longer shelf-lives.
Raising mushrooms is usually done in caves or indoor containers which always kept moist and cool. These mushrooms are full of partially decaying flesh of animals or plants. On these decaying materials, mushroom spawn or root growth have been implanted. The mushroom grows rapidly and will shortly fill the whole bed with tiny threadlike rootlets. The stems and caps of the mushrooms do not sprout unless those rootlets are well grown. The main sort of mushroom grown is that the”common mushroom” or the”field mushroom”.