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Garden mulched an now fungi?

 
Dominik Riva
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I have the following situation:

  • New house and garden - region Haut-Rhin
  • Planted some trees and bushes - more to come
  • Covered the whole garden in 10cm ground up and aged tree material - the cheap not the pretty kind.
  • I got the gourmet and medicinal mushroom book from paul stamets for reverences.


  • What is the cheapest and most effective way of getting some edible and beneficial fungi established in my garden?
    Poisonous varieties should be out competed as we have 3 small children.

    Any Pointers would be welcomed.
     
    Neil Layton
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    Growing many mushrooms on wood chip mulch is dead easy, at least in principle, but you really need to be using fairly fresh mulch, and ideally you really needed to have laid down the spawn when you laid down the mulch.

    Wine cap/king stropharia (Stropharia rugosoannulata) are a good choice. Here is a guide for how it's done: https://www.milkwood.net/2013/07/10/making-a-wood-chip-mushroom-garden/

    You could maybe also try parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera)

    I'm pretty sure there are other threads on this topic.
     
    John Saltveit
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    I agree with Neil. I would start with wine cap.
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    Dominik Riva
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    Neil Layton wrote:Growing many mushrooms on wood chip mulch is dead easy, at least in principle, but you really need to be using fairly fresh mulch, and ideally you really needed to have laid down the spawn when you laid down the mulch.

    Wine cap/king stropharia (Stropharia rugosoannulata) are a good choice. Here is a guide for how it's done: https://www.milkwood.net/2013/07/10/making-a-wood-chip-mushroom-garden/

    You could maybe also try parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera)

    I'm pretty sure there are other threads on this topic.

    It looks like I missed the ideal conditions.
    Maybe I should start redoing a patch a year in the optimal way.
     
    Tyler Ludens
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    Thank you so much for posting that link, Neil!
     
    Peter McCoy
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    Agreed!

    Peter
     
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