So this is the third flush of oyster mushrooms that I’ve harvested. The photo ought to give you a good idea of how the first flush looked: a little dried out around the edges. It kind of looks like this might be it for this mushroom kit. They suggest you propagate the spent mycelium outdoors, […]Read More A third flush of mushrooms is the charm
Oh, boy! The third flush of mushrooms is on its way.Read More Meanwhile more mushrooms
It all started at the farmers market in Charles Square last fall with 100 grams of exquisite oyster mushrooms from Shady Oaks Organics. I talked to the guys, and they told me a little about how they grow the mushrooms on straw. The mushrooms were so beautiful and so delicious, I got it into my […]Read More About those Mushrooms
Tonight my Michael made a roast, and not just any roast, but a roast duck. He even glazed it using some raspberries he preserved from this summer’s harvest. Thus the amazing color of the skin. I can’t give you the recipe for the duck, but I can for the vegetables I made.Read More What goes well with duck? I know, mushrooms!
Looks like my compost tumblers have gotten past the stage where I open them up and check to see if it’s composting. If it’s dry, I add water. If it’s stinky, I add leaves. If it’s full of mushrooms, I jump back and say, Wow! You never know what you’re going to find!Read More I think my compost has plenty of fungal organisms
It’s still cold and I’m sti’ll making hot pots. For this one, I threw it a whole lot of things I like in hot pots. It started with kombu and cabbage. Then I scattered in buttercup squash and carrot and taro root. Finally I piled on the mushrooms: shiitake and oyster mushrooms and enokitake and […]Read More Attack of the mushroom hot pot
Where the mushrooms are growing, now it’s mushrooms upon mushrooms upon mushrooms up there. Since a sea of brown is not a lovely picture, here’s one of the peripheral clumps, so you can see what they look like. I would compare them to tree ears, except those actually grow on trees. I would ignore them […]Read More It’s invasion of the mushrooms, people
All over a corner of the hill, a swath of mushrooms has popped up like, like, mushrooms. This is just one small portion of them. And the visible portion of a fungus, the fruiting body, is just one small portion of the whole organism. There must be a giant mass of mycelium under there. The […]Read More Insane Mushroom Posse
It’s not a pretty sight, but you gotta check out the compost in a tumbler and see how it’s doing. I first looked in about ten days after I filled the tumbler. There were some dry spots and it had just a whiff of ammonia. Time to make some adjustments.Read More Compost checkup
Ah, spring! Nothing but a parade of flowers, like these azaleas. And maybe even some fruit.Read More Fruits?