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I would love to go mushroom hunting with a professional! So nice for you to see all these. Reminds me of Reishi and oyster mushrooms, but don't eat any if you are not sure.
 
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Cor, some brilliant pics :) (y)
 
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Saw the pictures and the first thing that came to mine is how many of them do you eat.
Then I read not to worry as in you don't eat them.
While I like and enjoy fungi pictures, I also enjoy the taste of them, but you have to know what your doing.
There are a lot of guides out there to learn from. there is also a lot on the subject on the internet.

I suggest if in doubt throw them out.

My favorite after the morel is thre chicken of the woods.
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If your still able to enjoy walks in rthe woods and fields it isn't to late to learn them. some places even have groups that take rookies out to teach them.

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So I bought some mushroom "stuff". They call it spawn, but hey a rose by any name right? Anyway, living in so much dense shade has me capitulating to growing conditions. As I align gardening beds and so forth to the plantings, it occured to me that I am really missing a great opportunity to have a kitchen mushroom patch as I enjoy a kitchen garden. So I bought a kit for oyster mushrooms on a whim. This should be educational, never having attempted to intentionally do anything except compost organic materials. I will be interested to learn what is possible outdoors around here, and plan on having the patch near the bbq pit for convenient access to the steak maker.
 
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@DirtMechanic, my Morels come in on cedar bark I use for paths and light mulch. Never had very many in the past, but this winter I began throwing ashes from the wood stove in the same area. It might be a fluke but we’ve gotten a lot of morels this spring. I thought the harvest was over but it began raining today and it looks like there will be more. The mushrooms are the fruit from the fungi that’s underground (as I understand it). These are pretty like Dr. Case’s photos but they are extremely tasty


Some I’ve let go to spore.
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Some new shrooms showing up today with the rains.
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I have never considered the pH of mushroom growing, but composting materials are neutralizing themselves and ashes are alkaline, emphasis on lye. I wonder if the potassium in ash helps. I could easily inoculate along walking paths here in the woods. There is a forest floor of leaves already. This will be a lot to learn. I cannot say I have had a morel. Now I am wondering about seasonal mushrooms.
 

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So I bought some mushroom "stuff". They call it spawn, but hey a rose by any name right? Anyway, living in so much dense shade has me capitulating to growing conditions. As I align gardening beds and so forth to the plantings, it occured to me that I am really missing a great opportunity to have a kitchen mushroom patch as I enjoy a kitchen garden. So I bought a kit for oyster mushrooms on a whim. This should be educational, never having attempted to intentionally do anything except compost organic materials. I will be interested to learn what is possible outdoors around here, and plan on having the patch near the bbq pit for convenient access to the steak maker.

I personally love Shiitake which has a much more intense flavour. As for oyster mushroom, there was a man soaking his spawned stuff in ?? some chemical rather than boiling the whole thing. Very interesting. I would say just try morel. I have seen a youtube Australian growing morel and the mushrooms just sprang up like mushrooms. Amazing cheap food!

@Jewell AMAZING!

I once tried truffle inoculated hazel trees. In the end, no truffle and hazel nuts had been eaten by squirrels before I could say hello! There were so many rodents that I got rid of the trees.
 
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I personally love Shiitake which has a much more intense flavour. As for oyster mushroom, there was a man soaking his spawned stuff in ?? some chemical rather than boiling the whole thing. Very interesting. I would say just try morel. I have seen a youtube Australian growing morel and the mushrooms just sprang up like mushrooms. Amazing cheap food!

@Jewell AMAZING!

I once tried truffle inoculated hazel trees. In the end, no truffle and hazel nuts had been eaten by squirrels before I could say hello! There were so many rodents that I got rid of the trees.
We grow magic squirrels here. I have taken away a handful already this year yet they refill their ranks. They will chew anything, even my equipment and gutters. This could be an unforseen problem.
 

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