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Outdoor Cultivation

  • 23 Apr 2017 8:26 PM
    Reply # 4771455 on 4188650

    Clinton? Did you ever give that info class you spoke of your last post? Just wondering how ur outdoor beds fared since then.

  • 21 Jan 2017 7:36 AM
    Reply # 4560691 on 4188650
    Deleted user

    Yes they will sod just fine.I have some spawn ready if you want to get one started for yourself.I am also planning workshop at the st Vincent de Paul urban garden so I can get all the info how to do it!

  • 11 Dec 2016 1:11 PM
    Reply # 4452739 on 4188650

    Clinton, I'm more and more interested in trying some outdoor cultivation combined with a recycling project. This fall I successfully grew oysters in my garage on a substrate of junk mail with some alfalfa leaves mixed in. I am wondering about the possibility of doing the same outdoors. I was thinking of digging a shallow pit, filling it with the substrate, "seeding" with spawn in the spring, and shading it with shade cloth. Then later, after fruiting, the mycelium-filled pit area would become a garden bed. Do you think it would be possible to grow oysters on a flat bed of this type, or do I need to consider some other genus?

  • 02 Dec 2016 11:06 AM
    Reply # 4436111 on 4188650
    Deleted user

    No water Bill is 80 or so .. I use small hoop houses for micro climates and place ultra Sonics inside during fruiting.

    I don't have native strains but I am growing out some reshi, wood ear, blue oyster, and shittaki if your untreated.

    I feel the best thing to do is plant large areas outdoors during the right season. Witch every strain will have best times of year.

  • 10 Sep 2016 10:27 AM
    Reply # 4243434 on 4188650

     WOw,Im surprised you can cultivate mushie beds here in the Phx. FUnGii Perfecti was advising only blue oysters as an indoor cultivator due to climate. Is ur water bill $$? I gave up non-native edible gardening due to $15000+/mo water billsfor garden alone(now its Native Seeds or foraging).

    As for bringing home foray spawn: Im no expert but common sense says you are expecting success while exchanging extreme micro-environments. Even in NAture, the variability of fruiting is dependent on the micro-climate conditions prevalent THAT year independent of previous success at same spot (i.e. cycles of banner years). In other words, you can try but expect an upward climb in exchange for the foraged (free) spawn.

  • 14 Aug 2016 9:20 AM
    Reply # 4190504 on 4188650

    Starting a companion mushroom garden using native strains would be awesome, I've had some luck with an Elm Oyster companion garden bed in the past but that was back when I was buying spawn.

    What native cultures do you have for sale/trade?

  • 13 Aug 2016 11:56 AM
    Message # 4188650
    Deleted user

    Hello i would like to talk about making your own mushroom beds at home in the garden. 

    has anyone thought of culturing out mushrooms from forays and implement the fungi to there garden with wood chips or logs?

    I have been making beds in the Phoenix summer with misters and having a great deal of success.

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