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Jordys 'Shrooms-No! Not the hallucenogenic type!

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    Default Jordys 'Shrooms-No! Not the hallucenogenic type!

    In the spirit of that surgeon guy on 'The Simpsons'....

    Hey everybody!

    On sunday i picked up two 10L buckets full of straw, compost and peat-can you guess what it was for?
    Yep, my own mushroom farm! I love mushrooms, but ONLY the edible types, so dont go getting any funny, mixed up ideas about me ok?
    These buckets were innoculated with the button mushroom mychorizae, which are great for tossing through salads and quickly frying up. The woman i bought these off also orders in Portobello Mushroom buckets, the mushrooms of which we LOVE in this household, but i havent got any of them yet.

    So pretty much, i just keep these in my garage, where the slugs, snails and ants cant really bother them too much, where they get a little bit of heat in the day and where they dont get wet spots from the rain/morning dew. Apparently they do better if you cover them with some newspaper, but i havnt done it yet. The blue bucket is almost ready for our second harvest, the first was from the red bucket and we gave them to my grandad-he loves his 'shrooms too!

    For now dear friends, feel free to ask any questions, and admire the wonder that is the fungal world-in a bucket!

    Both buckets-and the mister

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    Button Mushroom bucket #2 - with second harvest!

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    FYI-each bucket produces enough in ONE harvest for 2 1/2 meals for four people. Each bucket will last anywhere between 7-11 weeks, providing you care for them properly!

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    Excellent Jordan! What a great grow on some yummy mushrooms. I've thought about trying my hand at some inoculated growing media for Hen Of The Woods - Maitake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    Excellent Jordan! What a great grow on some yummy mushrooms. I've thought about trying my hand at some inoculated growing media for Hen Of The Woods - Maitake.
    Ive been DYING to try Shitake, Needle mushrooms and the Portabello Mushrooms-like a field mushroom, only smaller. At work we sell Oyster mushroom kits, but they are like $50 each....these cost me $15 each lol

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    Wow!! This is new to me. Excellent Jordy. Thanks for sharing .

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    Kiwi can you send some for me very delicious, wow I'm drooling of my saliva now.He.he.he

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    We got a good crop on our shitake logs this fall. Can't wait for next year.

    Cathy, we found some wild growing miatake again this year and we inoculated some trees out in the woods with the spore so that hopefully in the next couple of years we will have a LOAD of them. I will keep you in mind if we do.

    Good growing, Jordan. You now have a green and fungus covered thumb.

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    Good job, Jordy!! I'll bet your parents don't complain so much about these, do they?

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    Great growing, Jordan.

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    Wonderful, Jordan! I'm very happy for you. We personally like inky pods...they are great with meatloaf & brown gravy. Betty

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    Mushrooms seem to be a love them or hate them item. (I fall in the first category.) Meant to bug ya about miatake, Jonada, but forgot. Curious as to how they taste. My favorite are morels. When I was a kid we used to find them in the woods behind the house. *sigh* Those were the days!....

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