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My mushrooms in a pile-o-straw project  RSS feed

 
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I just had my first harvest of BIG oyster mushrooms from a pile of straw in my garden and wanted to share my vid :) I just set it up by throwing down some cardboard and piling it up with alternating layers of wet straw and grain spawn. Some of the straw was chopped and soaked with pickling lime solution and about half of it was just part of a bale I had in my garden.

I will say this - even though it was probably easier to do the "pile" method, I may try to make some small wire enclosures next time so the mushrooms have an easier time growing out the sides of the pile/stack. Or maybe even make my piles in a laundry basket or something. Will continue to experiment and refine this method for sure! I'm happy with them - they were delicious and so huge. Happy girl.

 
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I'm doing a similar thing, but incorporating it into the garden beds:
Mycelium in the Garden
 
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Nick Kitchener wrote:I'm doing a similar thing, but incorporating it into the garden beds:
Mycelium in the Garden



Fascinating project! When did you set it up? I love the idea of incorporating it in the garden beds.
 
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Cool! easy to grow those mushrooms like that. Try growing some milky mushroom like that - in plus you'll need to add some dirt on top. Should work too!
 
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