I searched back and didn't find much on a topic that has been becoming more and more curious to me-
I have lots of wild mushrooms where i live, am my interest is predominantly about turkey tail and oyster. I could wild harvest 10's of #s of turkey tail (TV) without making a dent. oyster (OP) flushes sometimes hit 20# a log.
this is all wild, and oyster vary yearly, TV is pretty steady. I want to stabilize and increase wild production of both.
I have lots of flush logs right now. It seems time to do this while iM cleaning up the woodlot and bringing down next years firewood and mill logs.
we have all stametsbooks, and more, None seem to go into a fukuoka sort of wild propagation method. stacking up ricks and innoculating them isnt what IM after. MAking piles with loose structure and letting her rip is. I get enough production for me, im looking for simple - almost incidental- ways to propagate.
Im curious to know if anyone has done wild seeding in non uniform piles or stumps, no drills, no wedges, just inoculated debris and some observed and thoughtful placement of innoculants. either OP or TV- I have both log ends full of mycellium and sawdust - IM not interested in farming them so much, though my apprentice dane is and I would gladly pass info on to him- as I said we have plenty of books, but were short on lab- and indoor- space.
just after that "its here I might as well use it" quick is best application.
no actual experience, but I would think that if you kept a reservoir of inoculated sawdust, you could just dump some on down logs wherever they might be. I don't know how high your success rate would be, but it should be really easy to do. seems like a loose pile of logs with some of that sawdust tossed on could also work. I know speculation isn't what you're after, but there you go.
I have been thinking about just blending up lots of oysters with some water until liquefied and spreading that over my entire yard and garden. I hear rumors that some people have had success this way and I figure maybe by spreading it everywhere they will find a niche somewhere Good luck with your mushroom adventures and I hope you get some other advice on this thread.