Mushroom Growing 2019 CHIT CHAT

Discussion in 'Pennsylvania' started by trahn008, Jan 11, 2019.

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    As promised this one will be fruited outside naturally. I place the bag on the ground (RH higher at ground level) facing SE with a wind break behind (NW wind). This one should take longer to fruit due to not controlling the temp. Time will tell! Happy Growing! 3B7EE08A-4125-4A98-9D72-8E82F332A3F6.jpeg
     
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    Also don't think I noted that the top corners of the bags are cut open on the bags so LM can get air exchange and fruit. If you notice on the bags they are starting to fruit thru the filter patch. Happy Growing!
     
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    Oh the things we do to try to keep our minds off of morels until prime time! There was a rainy day exactly like this last year; I literally started a 1,000 piece puzzle. LOL! Trahn, here's my first of 7 lion bags. However, I do like your approach of placing the bag right next to other mushroom logs in the "right conditions." No doubt, the morels are just beginning to pop. I think if we get just even one cool night, it's gonna prompt these as well as the shiitakes to fruit too, and it'll be on like donkey kong for a couple of weeks. Everyone to your battle stations. Brace for impact!
     

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    CJ, if you get a chance post how you did your pellet fuel bulk medium. Happy Growing!
     
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    And this batch was harvested today and went straight to a local restaurant. CRAZY! Morels will be poppin' big time soon. As for the TEK I use for Lion's Mane, Shiitake, and other wood lovers, I'd simply recommend Googling Lipa's TEK. I believe the recipe calls for 1:1 ratio of hardwood pellets to boiling water directly into PC grow bags. Then you carefully knead the pellets to basically break it into sawdust. Immediately clip the bags at the top and place into a large cooler overnight (basically a pasteurization). I make 7 bags which I then inoculate the next day with 1 standard size grow bag of spawn. That's the basic gist of it, but let Trahn or I know if you have any questions. Like I said, Google Lipa's TEK. The only thing you have to try to get right is the moisture level, but 1:1 is usually pretty close. I may have gone with just a tad more water this time, but not much. Nothing worse than too much moisture in your spawn to promote bacteria, mold, etc. Good luck!
     

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    LM indoor grow lookin good so far! 13949AD9-F117-47A5-AB7F-971E488D0712.jpeg
     
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    LM outdoor grow lookin not so good! What happened to all the rain we where getting this week! Happy Growing! F8822165-E219-4C2C-BB04-236902C9713B.jpeg
     
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    Trahn008 -- Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

    I like to dry and powder my Lions Mane also and put some powder into my cooked cereal and pancakes whenever I make them.

    I've had no natural fruiting of my Shiitake logs yet this Spring. I may do a soak on some soon.
     
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    Going to let these go and see how big they get.. Happy Growing! 9667EAEA-809B-47E6-83BA-8EE68531B3CE.jpeg
     
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    This one is going to be a cool one to watch. Red color in primordia formation, never saw that before! Happy Growing! DE5E5DE8-50B2-48FE-A63A-19489D0FA022.jpeg
     
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    Trahn, A question if I may ,do you ever have trouble with the fruiting pulling away from the substrate to its own detriment ?
     
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    Redfred It has never happened to me.
     
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    Looking to do some new grows this year! Follow along in the 2020 growers thread. Happy Growing!
     
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