I tried to grow blewit mushrooms in my yard. Forest Farm sells their spawn, so I figured it was possible. I put them in an area where there had been a lot of leaves rotting, which I heard was good. I added gypsum and worm castings to the soil. I also tried to grow the spawn before "planting it" in the soil, which didn't work so well. Do you have any tips for starting a blewit patch in the ground?
I had some success with them, but limited in Pa. We had a compost pile, and I utilized the "super rich" bottom layer, and planted that, then added leaves (wet breaking down worm infested layer) and then some broken mulched up leaves. It did work but they were limited, no marketing just for us.
That was helpful. It gives me some perspective on their viability versus some other cultivable mushrooms like King Stropharia, Hypsizygus Ulmarius, shiitake, and various oysters. Partially, it's about how hard you want to work to get a particular kind of mushroom, and what techniques are likely to provide what kind of output.
Not sure where you live or what type of leaves you are composting. That seems to be very important also. For me in Pa (oak, grass clippings, and kitchen scraps were the norm with a flock of free rang chickens tearing the sh*t out of it was what we built our compost from. LIke I said earlier we could grow them but never in a marketable amount.
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