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12Dec13-cont-a. Mushroom Mountain - Quality Mushroom Spawn and Supplies, South Carolina. How to Grow Shitake Mushrooms in Florida. Overview Florida's moist, warm climate makes the perfect environment for growing Shiitake mushrooms.

How to Grow Shitake Mushrooms in Florida

It takes a great deal of patience to wait the 6-12 months for Shiitakes to grow, but the rich flavor added by these prized mushrooms is worth it. Shiitakes grow best in warm, shady locations and need organic substrate such as wood or straw to grow properly. Order a Shiitake mushroom spawning kit before preparing logs, as the size of inoculation tools varies by each individual kit. Step 1 Collect oak logs during early fall or late winter. Step 2 Drill holes into the logs matching the size of the inoculation tool containing the Shiitake spores. Step 3 Inoculate the logs by inserting spawn into the drilled holes. Step 4 Seal the inoculation holes with hot wax immediately after inserting spawn.

Step 5 Seal the ends of logs with hot wax for added protection. Step 6. How to Grow Mushrooms with Hydrogen Peroxide. Growing Mushrooms. Easiest Methods of Growing Mushrooms, low tech cultivation techniques ~ Internet Web Links. These are internet web links to the easiest methods for growing mushrooms for the home hobbiest, and the small commercial mushroom cultivator for local markets.

Easiest Methods of Growing Mushrooms, low tech cultivation techniques ~ Internet Web Links

Included are the Hydrogen-Peroxide Method, Growing from Kits, Acquiring Spawn, and Building a Small Home Culture Setup. Peroxide in Mushroom Growing FAQs. Click the link, or scroll down the page.

Peroxide in Mushroom Growing FAQs

What are the additional advantages of using peroxide in mushroom cultivation? With peroxide, you can make sawdust spawn medium from wood pellet fuel with just a ten minute steaming, rather than pressure sterilization. This is one of the fastest methods of making mushroom spawn yet devised. Fatguy's Agar Technique. Agar inoculation has been used for cultivation mushrooms as well as bacteria and molds for several years.

Fatguy's Agar Technique

The key to using an agar solution in cultivating mushrooms is sterility. Keeping the work surface and your hands clean and free of contaminants is the most important thing in using agar. I recommend that a HEPA system be used but since most people that use this forum cannot afford one, a glove box can be successfully used or a homemade HEPA design (what I use) will work. Choosing an agar solution to work with should be pretty easy. Growing mushrooms in a laundry basket. Thought you might like to see a great way to grow mushrooms outdoors if you have a shady place that gets watered regularly… This technique also works indoors, but the laundry basket is usually bagged or boxed until the straw is completely colonised with mycelium.

Growing mushrooms in a laundry basket

This technique has both upsides and downsides, but most importantly, it’s easy, and gets people growing mushrooms! Huzzah… Coffee Grinds to Mushrooms: A How to Guide. Yup.

Coffee Grinds to Mushrooms: A How to Guide

I’m not pulling your leg and I’m not kidding you around; oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) are a species of fungus that can digest coffee grinds, including the filters that they are often discarded with, and produce reliable crops of mushrooms. I was skeptical at first but after doing what seemed to be no more than a month casually searching through online do-it-yourself blogs and investigating companies which distribute mushroom kits and spawn (such as The Mushroom Patch) I had the confidence to give it a shot. I was rewarded with not only beautiful and tasty oyster mushrooms but an acquired set of skills that I can now use to develop further cultivating techniques for this sadly underappreciated crop. Approximately one month after mixing together the coffee grinds and mycelium together, the oyster mushrooms are well into their first flush.

Misc Substrates. Mushroom projects - My Edible Landscape. 1.

Mushroom projects - My Edible Landscape

Maitake (Grifola frondosa) - spore print from Sam My plan is to germinate the spores in liquid culture, then inoculate cardboard, then bury around my chestnut trees. 2. Brick Cap [aka Kuritake - the Chestnut Mushroom] (Hypholoma sublateritium) - spore print from Sam My plan is to germinate the spores in liquid culture, then inoculate cardboard, then grow outside on wood chips. Tek1 - from Shroomery Have cloned kuritake, wine caps and shaggy manes to cardboard. How to make Luna Sandals from a Do-It-Yourself Kit.

Recommended Tools and Materials Marker or pen Two sheets of paper (for foot tracing)Scissors3/16 inch leather hole punch (buy on amazon), OR 3/16 inch drill bit and drill (1/4 inch also ok) Hammer (any normal hammer will work)Utility knife or razor blade with new and sharp blade Step 1: Glue the leather footbed if you ordered it.

How to make Luna Sandals from a Do-It-Yourself Kit

Luna Sandals. Mushroom Garden Patches. By Terri Marie Beauséjour Copyright 1999, all rights reserved.

Mushroom Garden Patches

Foraging. Mastering Food Preservation: Winter Storage Techniques. An important part of eating locally year-round in Maine is learning to store food for the winter.

Mastering Food Preservation: Winter Storage Techniques

To further knowledge about this, the Master Food Preserver Program includes a section on Winter Storage Techniques. Kathy Hopkins, the Somerset County Extension Educator, was the evening’s guest and spoke about creating a root cellar of our own. Root cellars are a way to store produce over winter, or until you have more time to can or freeze it. Storage conditions are dependent on three factors: temperature, moisture and ventilation.

DIY: Learn How To Build a Root Cellar From Recycled Materials. Once upon a time, just about every household had a root cellar either beneath the house or built into the land nearby, where summer produce would be stored for use throughout the winter. Now that root veggies and hard-fleshed fruits are showing up at farmer's markets (and home gardens!) , it's a great time to start storing these goods to enjoy during the cold months that are just around the corner. Building your own backyard root cellar from upcycled materials is easy to do, so you can channel your inner Ingalls and keep these great foods fresh and lively for months. Il l'a fait ! - Réalisation d'un four à pain.

Comment survivre sans Frigo? « A force de tout stocker dans le réfrigérateur, on en arrive à ne plus savoir conserver nos aliments. ». Cette réflexion, pleine de bon sens, ne manque pas d’arguments: qui sait que la tomate (en bon fruit qui se respecte) ne supporte pas le froid? Qu’on ne mélange pas la laitue avec les clémentines du marché, sous peine de les les voir s’asphyxier d’éthylène et de pourrir prématurément? Conserver les légumes longtemps, c’est possible sans frigo! Lave-linge à pédales - Les outils de l'autonomie. Conservation des aliments. Un article de Ékopédia, l'encyclopédie pratique. La conservation des aliments a pour but la conservation de leurs propriétés gustatives et nutritives, et bien sûr leur comestibilité.

Les denrées périssables se dégradent sous l'action d'animaux (tels que certains insectes et rongeurs), de champignons, de germes microbiens, de substances (par exemple, l'oxydation à l'air) ou du temps, sans aucun facteur externe. Ces dégradations provoquent des modifications de texture, de couleur et de goût, et peuvent rendre un aliment impropre à la consommation. Survival Gardening: Part 2. Survival Cache The answer to everyone’s question is “No”, we are not too late to get started on our Survival Garden for this year, not for most of the population living in the United States and Canada. It keeps snowing on me here in Utah, so I’m still waiting.

This is the 2nd post in a series on Survival Gardening Read Part 1: Survival Gardening I just moved into a new place and so I haven’t been able to do my fall preparation like I normally would, but that’s just the way it is sometimes, so don’t sweat the small stuff. Just like survival in the woods, we start wherever we are and go from there, we do the very best we can under the circumstances. Many times people are frustrated because they hear the radio shows, read the books, view the Emergency Foodvideos, and find their situation doesn’t match up to what they are hearing from the experts. So with that aside, you can start your garden with me, and we’ll do the best we can, and we WILL have a nice garden. Square Foot Gardening 101. Update! Check out our new Square Foot Gardening Infographic for even more tips, diagrams, a plant list and much more. I recently stumbled upon a book (All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!

By Mel Bartholomew) with an interesting gardening method called square foot gardening, and decided we would give it a try. I’ve always thought the idea of having a vegetable garden would be a lot of fun. Walking out to your square foot garden and picking a fresh tomato for tonight’s dinner appeals to the self-sufficient nature of most frugal individuals.

Survival Seeds Vault. Seeds may become more valuable than GOLD in an economic collapse... **Notice** If using Internet Explorer and the "Add to Cart" button does not work, click inside the quantity field and push the "Enter" key on your keyboard. Why should you buy the Survival Seed Vault™ from Heirloom Organics Non-Hybrid Seeds? This seed pack is processed for long term storage according to the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) methods for maximum shelf life, increasing the shelf-life of our seeds by many years. Heirloom Organics is the only supplier of seeds that has studied and implemented these methods developed by the USDA. Survival Gardening. And a Way to Relax and De-Stress Survival gardening can be fun, relaxing and actually quite simple… Many people seem to think they don’t have enough space for a garden but the areas where you can learn how to grow a basic vegetable garden are endless.

Yep, I am talking about those spaces we try to fill in with all kinds of flowers, shrubs, and even in some cases, gravel, so that it looks nice…. :) Plant your veggies there. Survival Garden: Part 1. Blacksmithing. What's the Best Tape? Abusive Lab Test. February 26, 2009 12:00 AM. 800+ Organized Canning Recipes for Winter Storage. Copper Moonshine Stills and Apple Pie Moonshine Kits. Satin Ball recipes for underweight dogs. - K9 Instinct - Dog Nutritionist in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. K9 Instinct Blog! Dog Nutrition consultations online! Feeding Chickens on the Cheap. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my free newsletter. 400,000 Facebook fans can't be wrong! Text Version. Solutions To The Top 5 Tiny House Limitations.

Small & tiny home ideas. Holzer Style Log Bee Hive (Sepp Holzer forum at permies) Pallet Hen House Chicken Coop in under 3 mins. Poulailler palette. Gallinero paleta en 3 minutos. How to Build an Outdoor Mud Oven. Awesome DIY Mason Jar Beehive. Turn your plastic bottles into rope! Just Undo It: Re-Folding Clothes into DIY Bags & Backpacks. Colorful DIY Home-Spun Yarn from Recycled Newspapers. Build one Yagi ANTENNA. Make a Musical Greeting Card to Annoy or Delight Your Friends and Family. LED Flashlights. (Wood)Working Class: 50 Free DIY Furniture Project Plans.

Solutions To The Top 5 Tiny House Limitations. 35 Things You Should Be Making, Not Buying! 35 Things You Should Be Making, Not Buying! Tiny House Design. NWLeptospirosis.pdf. State’s first big preparedness fair is Saturday in Keaau. DIY Household. Collapse Dental Care.