20 YEARS A GROWER

Discussion in 'Pennsylvania' started by trahn008, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. ladybug34

    ladybug34 Young Morel

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    I'm impressed Trahn. I would love to learn how to grow something.
     
  2. PickinFungi

    PickinFungi Morel Enthusiast

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    Bump past the spam.
     

  3. Pan0606

    Pan0606 Morel Enthusiast

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    Trahn do you sell mushrooms or is it a hobby for you? I'm interested in growing oysters.
     
  4. trahn008

    trahn008 Morel Connoisseur

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    Pan, just a hobby. Happy Growing!
     
  5. sb

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    Trahn008: Thanks for all your sharing on here.

    What's the best alternative for getting a jar of Morel mycellium growing on grass seed to carry forward to October?

    My intention is to do a "Trad Cotter" style vertically layered trench this Fall/Oct in my back yard to carry forward through winter to next Spring

    I originally wanted to have black Morels to try the vertical layered trench this Fall-October. However, I ate my first find (28 perfect blacks) from creek behind the house thinking Id find more. When I did, they were past their prime. Ha!

    As luck would have it, I had a tan Morel come up in the back yard, the first since 7 Morels 3 years ago, which were also in the same spot.


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    I tried using the boiled grass seed and cutting up the Morel cap into little pieces and adding to two jars with the boiled grass seed.

    These pics below are today 5-26, 18 days after harvesting, cutting the tan Morel and seeding the boiled grass seed on 5-8.

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    Again, I want to do the trench in Oct.
    What help can you offer? Freeze? Refrigerate? Do a further grow-out?

    I also did a spore print into a jar before cutting up the Morel cap as below.
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    Last edited: May 27, 2019
  6. PickinFungi

    PickinFungi Morel Enthusiast

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    Sorry for the thread hijack. I could not find a generalized growing thread in the PA section.

    So I finally got my KIng Strapharia/ wine cap mushroom spawn in and got my bed put together. Layer of clean cardboard. 2-3 inches of soaked oak and poplar saw dust - mostly oak. Sprinkle of spawn . Few inches of straw. Sprinkle of spawn. Layer of straw. Packed down a bit . Good watering. I will water daily for the next couple weeks unless it rains. We'll see what happens in a few months. I will try to update once/if the spawn takes and runs.
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  7. trahn008

    trahn008 Morel Connoisseur

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    Looks good Pickin, I love the smell and look of King MYC. Thick and rope like threads. Happy Growing!
     
  8. PickinFungi

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    1 month update. Mycelium is 2-3 inches thick in the whole patch. The pulled back straw is just the surface of the growth.
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  9. trahn008

    trahn008 Morel Connoisseur

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    Pinkin, looks good. Happy Growing!
     
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  10. PickinFungi

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    My first garden giant / wine cap mushrooms! Just past 3 months from patch inoculation.
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  11. PickinFungi

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  12. PickinFungi

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    I'm having a great morning! My first shiitake ever!
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  13. trahn008

    trahn008 Morel Connoisseur

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    Pickin, Congrats looking good. Notice how those kings are growing at the edges of your patch... Happy Growing!
     
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  14. PickinFungi

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    I see . The low/no nutrient barrier helped with fruiting. Just like with your morels.
     
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