Trampas Graham

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All great suggestions--and a great thread.  I currently have some beautiful reishi growing, but it took a long time to grow.  I have oysters in a bucket incubating, along with a few other projects.  The only suggestion that I have to add is to mist frequently instead of watering.  Sure, when I bury something I do water some, and when the substrate is too dry, I pay attention to that--but misting is what mycelium  prefers.  Actually, I have drowned out a few projects already.  I woke up one morning in April to a floating bed of mycelium in its subsrate, and I had been growing that stuff since November.  I saved it, as I realized nature has floods too--but I did age the mycelium in the process and it changed the course of the entire project.  Mushrooms fruit with misting, not flooding (think what happens after the rain storm, not during the middle of the event). I look forward to following this.  Thanks!  
5 months ago
"Elemental Change"...what a fitting title for the time in which we live!  Thank you so much for creating this film...seeing something such as this reminds me that there is hope for humanity after all.  Best wishes and congratulations on undertaking such a beautiful and worthwhile creation.  
I did not have a good experience with the bags, so I tried jars, and everything came out well.  They are now incubating, and I can see some growth--although it is too early to tell what that growth actually is.  I have seen some Lion's Mane cultures for sale out there, by the way--from vendors who have good reputations right now.  I have also recently learned that one can grow Chicken of the Woods on oak.  As far as Reishi, it grows well here in west Texas quite well on oak as well.  It amazes me that it is found naturally here! Agarikon, or Laricifomes officinalis, is what is working for the bees.  It may be a while before I can grow it--but that is an ultimate goal!  
8 months ago
I am in the process of doing this.  Today I am pressure cooking rye for the mycelium to grow on.  I am a little nervous about using bags in a pressure cooker so I am searching this site for this.  I have hours of instruction to follow, but thought I would check just the same.  I built a greenhouse for growing them, but once this process has begun, I will also grow them outside.  Reishi grows in my area so I will definitely re-introduce it back to the land.  There are also some that the bees use to improve their immune systems, and I am going to reach for that as well.  
9 months ago
I am about to begin cooking rye berries and then pressure cooking them in polypropylene bags.  I am a little nervous about using the bags, because I have read that they can melt or tear, but it seems that many people are able to do it by packing them in the pressure cooker a certain way.  I am trying to learn as much as I can about the process before I begin.  I just thought I would share that, as I was in this forum looking for tips.  
9 months ago
Zone 7b here!  This is very good news to read that Elderberry will grow where I am.  I have been using Elderberry throughout this cold season, but would absolutely love to grow my own.  
9 months ago