Minnesota 2019 Season

Discussion in 'Minnesota' started by tommyjosh, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. Inthewild

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    Hey are you Bill Clinton? I smoked weed but I never inhaled. lol
    I LIKE Morels and everything to do with them
     
  2. AIM

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    Id love a BJ in the office.. So in that regard we might have something in common.. Lol. Morels are a great treat just unique. I need more time with them. Love to cook so will see.
     
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  3. Shane Hager

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    Keep us posted, I'd be interested in hearing the soil temps.
     
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  4. Inthewild

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    Right now, don't worry about bout ground temps. Look to moisture laden land south east facing on a Prime tree. Moss may be the key. Sun accessabilty needed.
     
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  5. btetzl50

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    How many days should you allow before hitting a spot again? I know it would depend on weather (sun/rain) as well...
     
  6. stilz

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    I'm with you. I almost never eat mushrooms. I hike 40 miles a week and I'm very curious so the hunt is just fun. Plus, I make a few hundred bucks and meet like-minded peeps.

    Are any of you into gardening? I'm a pretty serious organic gardener. Gardening led me to become a forager.
     
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  7. stilz

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    I hit mine 4-7 days after.
     
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  8. AIM

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    I dabble in it every year. Don't have the room/time to go hard but love eating fresh produce. Planted my own aspargas this year.
     
  9. stilz

    stilz Morel Connoisseur

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    I always have tons of extras during the season.
     
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  10. mascadcar

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    Whatever happened to just putting them on a ribeye and washing it down with a Budweiser?
     
  11. AIM

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    Why ruin a good steak?! :p
     
  12. Shroomtrooper 1

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    wow you don't eat them, I am shocked. I have 50 pepper plants ready to put in ground, some tomatoes.
     
  13. Walking Shuz

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    I container garden herbs and peppers. I have a flower garden which includes, hops, raspberries, purple asparagus, and stinging nettles. Otherwise I have to forage blueberries, mulberries, mushrooms, onions, sumac, cat tail roots, etc.

    That said I have to agree that exploring and thrill of the hunt is the most fun I have foraging. I also teaching people about the little things that have value to passer-by's as I am foraging is a ton of fun.

    Last year there were a dozen kids near an area I was gathering morels from. They must have been given some task to photograph nature as they all had tablets and were snapping away. So I took the time to introduce them to the state mushroom, the state flower, the state bird(the mosquito). Of the three they were all quite taken up by the huge yellow morels, the size of their hands, the most.

    Would any of you have as much fun foraging if you couldn't share your experiences with at least one other person?
     
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  14. shedberg123

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  15. AIM

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    Hiding like hell in a spot I never would have thought to look... Not a single big or any real tree around. Was heading back after a little hike and saw on sitting by the path in the grass. On the board w some feshies!

    694/East River Rd
     
  16. stilz

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    The morels not really. Once every couple years. I give them to family that love them and sell some. Now peppers and tomatoes I grow and eat a lot of. :)

    Anyone else notice it's pretty dead out there after that first flush? Hmmm.. The soil temp is about 52F around here so let's hope we get another.
     
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  17. AIM

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    Well just finding my firsts around and spots are not even all that grown in. I think we might have a nice long season assuming no major heat spike. Still shocked where i found these today. This hill would have been cooking for weeks now. So weird.
     
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  18. AIM

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    Read a lot here and around online but how do you pro finders keep your morels? Currently just in fridge in paper bag.
     
  19. twisted minds

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    For short term storage, that is about best way, just make sure you DON'T wash them before you put them in fridge. Just straight from woods into bag into fridge. Depending on condition of mushroom, should keep a week or so, maybe longer.
     
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  20. AIM

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    Yep no wash just brushed off lightly and into the cold. These feel very fresh but plan to dry etc.

    Thank you!
     
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