Lauren Gardener

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It is quite easy to cultivate medicinal mushrooms.  You can get started with mycellium purchased online,  Purchase a kit to get started or buy plugs for logs, I have had great luck with Mushroom Mountain.  I recommend a kit,  it's as easy as misting a bag with water...and in a couple weeks the fungi emerge.  

Chaga and Maitake are a little trickier...  but don't get discouraged, start with an easy one like Turkey Tail or Reishi and go from there.


Another very easy intro to mushrooms is to add King Stropheria Mycellium to fresh woodchips in shaded areas of your garden.  

Mushrooms can save the world.
2 years ago
Stinging Nettle is a wonderful food, incredibly nutritious.  Make soup with the early spring leaves, or dry it to make an infusion (1 oz dried nettle in a quart jar, fill to the top with boiling water, put a lid on it, sit for 4hr-overnight, drink over ice)

I would rather make a salve with calendula, comfrey, or plantain instead because those are plants that are nourishing to the skin.  

2 years ago