I purchased my stropharia in may and layered it with cardboard woodchips and some wheat and corn sprouts in a pile of mesophilic compost i soaked the cardboard and everything but i still havent seen any mushrooms can anybody help?
Fungi have to fully occupy a growing medium before they will fruit and the conditions have to be right for them to fruit as well.
So depending on how large your layered pile is, it might be a year before the spawn is ready to fruit.
Ok I'm not giving up.. the plan was to inoculate the pile which is fairly large weather or not the conditions are right im unsure about. Its my first time and i hope im not doing it wrong thanks for the advice im novice at mushrooms and i chose stropharia because of all the hype on the moderate level of ease. I might try a better method next year ...the spawn i received was pretty good it wasn't covered in hairs but had a good amount.