Mushrooms

Discussion in 'DIY / Self Sufficiency' started by boskelli1571, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello there,
    Is anyone out there growing mushrooms (eating not hallucinogens[​IMG]) ?
    I have had one feeble, non-productive attempt in the past, but I want to try again next year. I have my eye on a couple of soft maple trees, I know where to get my spawn, any tips/suggestions for growing shiitake, oyster & wine caps??
    Would love to hear from any shroom growers.............Sue
     
  2. Sandyd

    Sandyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shitake take a live oak limb 4" round, cut it, drill holes in, put your spore in the holes then plug the hole, with a piece of wax. Lean it in the shade where it gets some water and protected from drying winds, start harvesting the next season.
     
  3. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    ok good to know. I will have to acquire some oak, thanks, Sue
     
  4. TulsaChick

    TulsaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you get spores from?
     
  5. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    There are a few companies out there, but I use www.fieldforest.net. They have a wide variety of spores, helpful catalog with lots of useful tips & suggestions, Sue
     
  6. Sandyd

    Sandyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. TulsaChick

    TulsaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be great. Sorry it tooke 14 days to reply - I just haven't been on here
     
  8. Penton

    Penton Out Of The Brooder

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    From where do you get Shitake spores to grow mushrooms?
     
  9. Sandyd

    Sandyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post 5 and 6 above will tell you where to order from
     
  10. whtdragn

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    Thanks. I may try this.
     

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