Just checked ground temp and its 54. I read somewhere years ago that ground temp needs to be between 55-58 for shrooms to pop. So we have some rain in the forecast, think I will be checking after work. Wish me luck
When I have some morels, I wash them in plain cool water. Then, I pour the spore bearing wash water into 2 liter pop bottles 3/4 full. Squeeze each bottle so most of the air is expelled, then cap it and freeze the bottle. This helps keep it from splitting under ice pressure. After a few weeks, let the bottles thaw out. The next day pour the water where you want the morels to grow. Next year keep your eye on that spot where you poured the water. This has worked for me three times (different years). I live in southern Indiana and wanted to share this when the season gets started. Mike
Had a few small rains over the last four days. Went out a little yesterday and didn't find any. Red buds have been our for awhile and usually a few weeks after them. Ground is a little cool but once found them in the snow.
Found about a 1/2 pound today. Everything was flooded and i couldnt really go where i like. But if it stops raining sat should be a great day in kansas. The ones i found were all young yellows, very light in color, some very small but some larger ones too. Glad i got out my raincoat! I did notice they all have very small bugs... I never noticed this until last year. Any ideas why or how to get rid of them.
A friend of mine just sent me a picture of a pretty good haul, maybe five pounds of fresh and larger whites. Came from south eastern Kansas, near Oklahoma. After all the rain and decent temperatures I went out this morning around Lawrence and didn't find anything.
Looking at the forecast for the next week, I'm not too optimistic. The ground is wet and we should see more rain, but the daytime and overnight temperatures look like they're going to stay low. I'm going to hold off a bit until it improves, or I hear otherwise!
For anyone in or around the Wichita area I have a general question. Does anyone find decent Amounts on public land or are most spots private? I have had great success finding on private property but lost access a few years back. I have only found them once on public land in the last 4 years and that spot has gone dry the past 2 years. I am hoping I am suddenly just bad at finding them but I don't feel like getting shot during turkey season going on people's property either. Any input is appreciated!
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