The land was logged in the past ( a tpz in humbolt county). I'd like to restore some of the land using mycillium and also start some gourmet mushroom patces for my personal consumption. I haven't yet taken inventory of the types of mushrooms yet.
For the most part all the plants/ trees appear to be native except for a really old orchard with some old growth and lots of streams. Do I need to be concerned about the type of fungi I introduce?
Anyone have any experience or advice with this?
Scott Kellogg & Stacy Pettigrew wrote an interesting book on ecological/economic restoration. They've used oyster mushrooms to clean up petrochemicals. The method from that book is as follows:
1. Soak cardboard in non-chlorinated water for a few minutes
2. Tear the cardboard open to expose the corrugated curls. Place the rhizomorph on the open face of one piece of cardboard, and cover it with a second one.
3. Rewet, being careful not to damage or wash away the rhizomorph, and place the cardboard in a shady location. Keep damp.
4. Check once a week to see if the mycelia have colonized the cardboard.
After the mycelia have thoroughly colonized the cardboard, they can be mixed ith more cardboard...Alternatively, a piece of colonized cardboard can be mixed with a bucket of coffee grounds
some types of fungi grow on dead plant material so if you put down a covering of wood chips everyyear you will get them.and if htere isnot much of such material you wont accordign to paul stamets. read his book the book i have of his is "mycelium running" that will give you masses of information, agri rose macaskie
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