Thanks HappyHunt. We started in 2012, and our first flush on about 125 logs that first year only took about 8 months. We now have around 700 logs, and now we pick approx 25 lbs a week during periods when they flush naturally. Mainly in the Fall and winter.
We also grow Lionsmane and chicken of the woods.
Also, I created a morel bed 1/25/14, and got 3 morels a few weeks ago. I was absolutely amazed it worked, and so quickly too. It can be done!
Thats awesome Janiebug, I gotta check that info. I've seen other info on the web but nothing promising. Do you sell any of your excess Shitake? I have some Wine Caps Spawn running now, hope to get it in the ground soon for a Fall flush.
I wanna hunt morels but they may be few and far between here in NJ. I may havta buy em
I've been under the weather the last few days but did get to go after turkey hunting on the 21st. I am starting to believe the little buggers have calendars as I found them last year on the 21st. They were not there on Friday and then boom, there they were. Not as big as I found last year. I left one there and went back today just to see how much it grew in 3 days and was surprised to see it was only 1/2 inch taller. I found about 10 more so now I have enough for a nice steak dinner. I will look this weekend in a couple of other good spots and am pretty sure they will be there. I wonder why they come up so late in Chester county.
Happy hunter, I do sell all my mushrooms. I have a couple of restaurants, and the rest to my loyal customers from my Facebook friends and family. I don't quite have enough yet to guarantee delivery, so it's kind of sporadic fruiting, and in the winter, so that eliminates most farmers markets. The goal for now is to have at least a 1000 logs in production.
I don't know anything about hunting morels in New Jersey, but according to the soil temperature maps, it looks like you should be hunting right now. Hope you have some luck.
Camoguy, so you found 10 yesterday? Now you're making me want to go check my spots again. I went for several days only finding one here or there, so I gave up looking. Also the undergrowth got so thick so quickly, I was getting really worried about snakes. I saw a snake last week, and it got me a little freaked out. Of course, I know they are there, but when I see one, then it becomes 'real', lol. Be careful out there if you are hunting alone. This makes me think we need to start a 'safety' thread. Maybe I'll start one.
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