• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Anne Miller
  • Mike Jay
  • Jocelyn Campbell
stewards:
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Burra Maluca
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
  • Dave Burton
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Mike Barkley
  • Shawn Klassen-Koop
  • Pearl Sutton

Can I grow edible mushrooms on just decomposing leaves?  RSS feed

 
Posts: 153
15
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It’s autumn here and I can obtain lots of fallen leaves. The rainy weather will decompose them pretty easily, and I have some spots in the yard that never get any direct sunlight.

I can’t grow shiitake because I don’t have a drill and it’s hard for me to source suitable logs. I don’t have sawdust or woodchips either, so that rules out oysters and other easy types. But o can obtain leaves, both deciduous and non-deciduous (especially olive tree leaves).
 
Posts: 369
Location: Portlandia, Oregon
10
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Sure if you have enough leaves. It takes at least a foot deep precompaction, but I use leaves as my primary fodder for established wine cap beds.
 
Put the moon back where you found it! We need it for tides and poetry and stuff. Like this tiny ad:
Food Forest Card Game - Game Forum
https://permies.com/t/61704/Food-Forest-Card-Game-Game
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!