Becky Keith wrote:Hey Michael,
I am on a heavy wooded 8 acres in coastal North Carolina. We get a lot of rain. The boys and i were studying fungi for a school lesson and then I sent them out to find mushrooms. I was amazed at how many variety's they found. Most of them I have never seen before. So I have been considering growing mushrooms in the woods here. I have been doing some research and I kinda like the boiled hay in the hanging bags. My question is have you tried this? It seemed less labor intensive than drilling holes and plugging logs. I thought it would also make easier harvesting. I am a complete dummy when it comes to mushrooms. Except I love to eat them. I am looking for things that I can grow easily with minimal impact to sell at a farmers market or farm stand. I need to feed my family as well as bring in a small income. I was laid off a few years ago when the health care industry took a nose dive. I was contract and the hospital I worked at didn't renew. Since I have been in my field for many years I was at the top of the pay scale. Most hospitals if they are hiring are only hiring new grads cheap. Do you make a decent living off mushrooms? I plan to be diversified by selling eggs, milk,meat and eventually cheese as well as fruits and vegetables If I can grow anything in this sand pit of a garden. Also another question what mushrooms do you find are most in demand?