luigonz
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Inoculating MUSHROOMS

does any one have any experience inoculating bed or litter piles with edible mushrooms?

I ve been reading some stuff by Paul Stamets and am finding it intriguing.

would it be worth buying a kit!?

or should i just make conditions condusive to fungi growth.

im not nessecarily wanting edible just mushrooms!

DoubleDogFarm
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I'm not necessarily wanting edible just mushrooms
Just introducing wood chips or straw / hay will usually encourage fungi. Many spoiled hay bales I pick up here and there are full of mycelium.
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Eric
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luigonz
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this is great!

i guess you can tell i havent had much expience.

All lock up in an apt currently.

but soon soon enough! :lol:

DoubleDogFarm
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You must keep in mind that wood chips and straw can lockup nitrogen if mixed into the soil. If left on the surface as mulch, not so much.

Take a look, https://www.fieldforest.net/store/index.php?main_page=page&id=2&chapter=0


Eric

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We are currently growing Oyster Mushrooms, first time. Mushrooms start with little problem. Starting with spores it takes longer and can be a problem. If started with spawn on the right medium the began a spawn run almost as you watch.

christopher1of2
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My neighbor and i shared some shiitake plugs, which we put into some freshly cut oak logs. we covered the plugs with wax. We did this two falls ago, and had some shiitake mushrooms appear this past spring. We noticed the mushrooms grew on the log that was constantly in some water. However, due to home projects, i never took time to examine or consume them. Perhaps I will have more time next year. Good luck.

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