Soil temps hit 61 degrees yesterday in the southern zone.That should get them growing every where.It will take a couple of days before their big enough to see.If we could get some rain they would swell up quicker and grow fast,We should have a normal year where they will be peaking out by mothers day,lets hope.
We havnt had a normal year around here for a long time.In recent years we always get 2 or 3 days where the temps outdoors hit 80 degrees in the middle of april then it turns cold.It brings the soil temps up to 60 degrees and then way back down.seems to screw ever thing up.
Now this year we did have the same thing happen but the soil temps hit 56 to 57 them 2 days.was that enough to put the same curse upon use again? i hope not.
Is 60 degree soil temps the make or break deal?Probably not but ive been looking into this theory for the last couple of years starting with the states south of us up to us and when the soil temps hit that magical 60 degrees the yellow hoard seems to show up.
Ive seen years where we had a bad year on the high ground but the river bottoms were a yellow gold mine.That year maybe 20 pounds came from the higher ground and 180 pound came from the river bottoms.
Last year was one of the worse years i had,didnt get a whole lot on the high ground and the river wiped out any hope in the bottoms.
Found enough that we still have some laid up but im looken forward to some fresh ones.Hope this turns out to be a decent year for shrooms.Good luck everyone,its time to get em.
How odd--I'm 20 miles from you and last year was one of my best years ever. Do you ever wonder if the reason "we havnt had a normal year around her for a long time" is due to climate change? I do. At any rate, I hope you're right about everything. Good luck.
I went fishing today. 39 degrees wind chill. Crappie.