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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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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.

No worry .... just walking and taking pics
 
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Cor, some brilliant pics :) (y)
 
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Fantastic photos @DrCase! Thanks so much for sharing them with us (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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Have you had any luck finding chanterelles?
 
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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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