You can reuse the filter patch bag. Seal with tape or pegs.
Perhaps for your first grow, just take a tablespoon full of grains out of the bag, and try and make some more grain spawn with it. You can then leave the rest of the original spawn bag to fruit. I have already crumbled your bags a couple of times-if the grains are still…[Read more]
I finally got an answer! And it’s good news:D
The Canberra Times uses non-toxic soy based inks, and the paper is fine for gardens and mushrooms:tup:
Don’t use glossies or inserts, just the newspaper.
If you’ve kept things sterile, then they’ll last a long time.
I have mycelium stuck on the inside of a ziplock sandwich bag, been there for 18 months, and every time I’ve put clean substrate in to the otherwise empty bag, it leaps off.
These species of Pleurotus are easy-and they kill insects in the soil to obtain their…[Read more]
I’ve got some winged bean seeds you can have.
I was thinking about posting the same link!
He’s done some pioneering work. I learned how to culture mushrooms through reading his books.
I think they might be related to Triffids:)
I grew some chilacayote from seed in Lismore, but had to leave before they fruited. They grew more vigorously than anything I’ve grown. Way faster than chokos. If the vine touched the ground, it would send out roots.
I’ll have to try them here in Canberra.
Mine are growing in the ACT-much colder than Melb.
For now I’ll keep postage at $10 for the first item, and $5 for additional items. I’ll probably have to put it up soon, for the bigger items.
They’ll grow pretty much anywhere. The warmer it is, the quicker they grow.
The special offer is for Pleurotus Eryngii and Pleurotus ostreatus. You get a small bag of spawn of each, for $30 including P&P.
I made my site using MrSite, and their site is often down. Very frustrating. I do apologise, but ATM it’s out of my hands.
They did well in Lismore, which is sub-tropical. The ACT is cold enough to slow thing down-what used to take a week now takes over a month for the same amount of growth.
Yes, I do hope to have an informative site. Steep learning curve for me-I avoided computers as much as possible ’till now.
Apologies if the email on the website isn’t working, I’ll try and fix it.
I’ve grown the 2 Oysters in Bellingen, Lismore, and now the ACT in winter. I’ve grown them in glass jars, bottles, plastic bags and containers,…[Read more]
No, I don’t have those ones. They’re the ones commonly sold in kits. They live on carefully composted materials, whereas Oyster mushrooms will eat a huge variety of easily prepared materials.
And don’t be put off if you’ve tried store bought Oyster mushrooms-there is no comparison to FRESH, Homegrown-same as most things.
Yes, at last it’s happening. Still a bit primitive, but I hope to build it into something special over the years.
Paula, LBMs, as they’re often called, can be one of 100s of different species. Some are associated with roots of plants, many are not.
The Fungi Kingdom is possibly the biggest of all the Kingdoms of life, with species so small you can’t see them, all the way up to the biggest living thing on the planet! Yep, a Fungi.
Thanks tahlia and bobbie, I’ve been working away with intergrating mushroom cultivation into permaculture systems for a while now. It can seem overwhelming and technical, but in practice it’s not all that hard, especially with Oyster mushrooms.
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Well, I hope this has helped inspire some of you.:D
Feel free to add any comments, or ask questions etc.
And after a bit of rain-up popped half a dozen delicious Mushrooms.
They’re a bit hard to see, but there’s four visible there.
And from these King Oysters, I broke the block up and mixed with lime soaked woodchips.
Here it is
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