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Steve Furlong
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Has anyone got a system going? Or fungi as part of any other plant guilds?
 
Tyler Ludens
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I have planted some mushroom beds in my kitchen garden, but they are not fruiting yet.  I planted "The Three Amigos" http://www2.mailordercentral.com/fungi/prodinfo.asp?number=L-KTAG ; They are in slightly sunken beds surrounding one side of a young apple tree.
 
Franklin Stone
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[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/frankenstoen/5026632386/]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/frankenstoen/5026632386/]Polyporus squamosus by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/frankenstoen/]frankenstoen , on Flickr

I think the key to having lots of fungi is to have lots of trees and lots of decaying wood (though there are mushrooms like Coprinus comatus and Agaricus campestris that prefer meadows). Shade and moisture are  key.

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/frankenstoen/4110579471/]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/frankenstoen/4110579471/]Lawn Mushrooms by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/frankenstoen/]frankenstoen , on Flickr

I discussed some possible strategies in this thread:

http://www.permies.com/permaculture-forums/6391_0/fungi-/innoculating-live-trees-with-edible-fungi

paul stamets goes into great detail about forest garden cultivation in his book Mycelium Running.

I wish I had some land where I could try some of these strategies.
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