Cj Verde wrote:Tina, John is suggesting an inexpensive way to inoculate a large pile. Read his doc, it should take less than 2 minutes.
John, what kind of wood chips? If they were hard wood, where did you get them?
I inoculated pine chips and they actually did OK. I threw a little hardwood chips on top after I read that pine wasn't the right medium.
Tina Paxton wrote:I was just clarifying to my blondeness that I understood correctly -- that I start with a bucket or two full of chips, innoculate them well, and then incorporate those into the larger piles. My piles are are mix of trees -- I see green pine needles and also leaves (not able to identify the leaf type) -- from what I'm reading, this should be okay...yes?
After I inoculate the wood chip pile, how long before I spread those chips to beds?
John Saltveit wrote:Do you know what yours are? Pine? Conifer?
Shawn Harper wrote:I wouldn't worry too much if you have enough spawn. (quadrupling the spawn isnt a bad idea though.) I also started with some leaves mixed, and my patch is still going despite only having straw fed to it for the last 3 years.