Nathan Johns wrote:
Wanted to make a slight update today, though I have no pictures. I buried the colonized phone book in the garden. I dug a shallow pit, lined it with some wood chips, put the phone book in a paper bag, and set it on top of the chips. Then I covered it with a pile of wheat straw so it had a solid 3-4" of mulch. I have barely watered it - only when it gets hot - but today I found 7 or 8 nice thick oysters growing out of the little mound. Not bad - this is the 4th flush of mushrooms I've gotten from the one phone book this year Now I just need to start more so the whole garden is eventually infested
Nathan Johns wrote:Adam, I wonder if the problem might be too much moisture? What I do with the cardboard is get it pretty darn sopping wet then squeeze out all of the excess moisture like it's a sponge.