I thought I would try to grow Turkey Tails on scrap green wood from building projects, so I inoculated a pile of Douglas Fir with plugs from Fungi Perfecti. This was last spring and I still haven't seen any activity in the scrap pile, but my chickens have been scratching at the hugelbeets in the apple orchard. The apple branches buried there have produced a couple pounds of medicinalmushrooms. The mycelium must have traveled underground, digesting buried wood the whole way, about 150 feet from the scrap pile to the chicken run portion of the orchard where they have manifested.
I just wanted to share since this made my day.
I could very well owe my life to these little cuties. I have lived beyond my expected years since diagnosis with a 10 cm tumor.
Location: Richmond, Utah
posted 6 years ago
Mary, I am not sick, but I have had an extraordinary amount of energy since I started taking a 1/2 shot of tincture every night. Just what I needed to get the last of my summer work completed before winter.
I am enamored with the Mother Tree philosophy and I think this is proof of some sort. The pile is at the base of the oldest tree(maybe 100 years old) in my orchard of 12 and the mushrooms are sprouting at the base of the youngest(30 years old). I have not added anything but kitchen scraps to my entire system for many years. I believe it is the mushrooms and trees that are providing nutrition for the entire 1/2 acre on which we have planted 150 trees and shrubs to go along with 20 or so that were already there 20 years ago when we bought this place.
Here's a picture of the tree with the pile.