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Hi all,

I found this forum through my research on mushroom growing, and thought I’d introduce myself.

I live with my wife and 4 year old daughter in an urban apartment in San Francisco and we’ve been in lockdown for 3 months.  During lockdown, I started experimenting with indoor container gardening and discovered I love it.  We’ve already harvested some lovely potatoes that I grew in a flowerpot in my home office, and I’ve got some tomatoes and cucumbers growing now, along with some black eyed peas and a very sad onion plant.

My latest experiment is king oyster mushrooms.  I got a kit online and already harvested it (yum!); then I took some of the mycelium and tried propagating it in a mixture of wheat bran and coffee grounds (We grind our own flour and we get more wheat bran than we know what to do with).  It’s growing and seems to be pretty happy, though it’s too early to tell, I guess.  

We are pondering a move to suburbia, and I’m looking forward to getting an actual back yard to play with.  I want to get a beehive once that happens, and I’m sure I’ll be here asking stupid questions about beekeeping.  

Anyway, I’m glad to be here.
 
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Welcome, Lara, great to have you here!  Looking forward to hearing more about your growing. Good luck on your search for property with more room for gardening.  
 
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