18 of Nature’s Most Powerful Medicinal Plants (Part of an Exclusive WebEcoist Series on Amazing Trees, Plants, Forests and Flowers) From marijuana to catnip, there are hundreds of remarkably common herbs, flowers, berries and plants that serve all kinds of important medicinal and health purposes that might surprise you: anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, insect repellent, antiseptic, expectorant, antibacterial, detoxification, fever reduction, antihistamine and pain relief. Here are eighteen potent medical plants you're likely to find in the wild – or even someone's backyard – that can help with minor injuries, scrapes, bites and pains.
garden plans Garden Design, advice, & ideas for garden decor, furniture, photos, & living green; for readers who are passionate about having the best gardens. Garden design Garden design is the art and process of designing and creating plans for layout and planting of gardens and landscapes. Coffee Grinds to Mushrooms: A How to Guide Yup. 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. But why would you want to grow your own mushrooms?
HON-SHIMEJI MUSHROOM-FUNGAL BED CULTURE Abstract: Problem: To provide a fungal bed culture enabling stable production of a hon-shimeji mushroom in large scale commercial cultivation as well as a method of fungal bed cultivation of a hon-shimeji mushroom using the fungal bed culture. Solution: There is provided a fungal bed culture of a hon-shimeji mushroom inoculated with a liquid seed culture characterized in that the surface of a culture medium for cultivation has a liquid seed culture inoculated portion and a liquid seed culture non-inoculated portion as well as a fungal bed cultivation method of a hon-shimeji mushroom characterized by generating a fruit body from the fungal bed culture. According to the present invention improves the formation rate of budlet in the fungal bed cultivation of a hon-shimeji mushroom, thereby enabling stable production of a hon-shimeji mushroom in large scale commercial cultivation. Claims:
Mushroom projects - My Edible Landscape 1. 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.
DIY Trellis Ideas Hello! I hope you are all doing well! How is your veggie garden harvest going? I’m overwhelmed with zucchini right now, but the rest of my veggies are taking their sweet time! I’m not too worried though….I know once those tomatoes get going I’ll be more that satiated! Top 6 most cost-effective vegetables to grow There are many benefits to growing your own vegetables, but saving money is not necessarily one of them. Some vegetables are simply cheaper to buy at the grocery store, and no amount of gardening savvy will result in a cost-saving benefit. Over the years we have experimented with many vegetable crops, and while saving money is not the prime reason we grow vegetables, it is a consideration in our choice of what to plant. Although we are fortunate to have plenty of ground space for gardening, the work required to keep the beds fertile and weed free discourages us from planting some crops which are ‘dirt cheap’ when bought in season.
Mushrooms Discarded phone books were pasteurized and used as a substrate to grow gourmet, medicinal and glow in the dark mushrooms. The books were used as bricks to build living sculptures in community gardens and music festivals that provided food for the communities they served. Originally commissioned by the Ottawa Art Gallery, the project won several grants including the Om Reunion Project Art Grant, The Ottawa Awesome Foundation Grant and The Mechatronic Award for Innovative Excellence.
Liquid Culture Basics Liquid (tissue) cultures are used to expand mycelium into a liquid solution to inoculate your chosen substrate. Like a multi-spore syringe, except the spores have germinated into a network. Since the spores are already germinated; colonization times are substantially faster and inoculated substrates have an edge over contamination with speed. In addition to the significant speed boost over MS (multi spore) inoculation, mycelium is not harmed by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), so this can be added to your substrate to help reduce contamination. Normally you can not do this until the mycelium has started growing, because H2O2 kills the spores.
Fatguy's Agar Technique Agar inoculation has been used for cultivation mushrooms as well as bacteria and molds for several years. 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. I purchase agar from Fungi Perfecti but there are several different sources of suppliers out there.
Water, rest, water, save Public release date: 9-Nov-2012 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Richard Whiterhemail@example.com 979-845-1550Texas A&M AgriLife Communications COLLEGE STATION – A typical landscaped yard consists of lawn area and ornamental plants. If watered properly, homeowners can see the beauty, pocket some green and save some water, according to a Texas A&M University turfgrass professor. Supplemental watering of urban lawns and landscaped areas is required to keep the plants healthy through the typical long, hot and dry summers and falls in Texas, according to Dr.
How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden Rating: 7.2/10 (159 votes cast) These little creatures were first discovered by Spanish explorers who called them “joyas voladoras” – translation: “flying jewels”. They are really something else – beautiful to watch and admire. But they are a whole lot more than just one of nature’s wonders. Their physical capabilities are truly amazing. Mushrooms, shiitake Long a symbol of longevity in Asia because of their health-promoting properties, shiitake mushrooms have been used medicinally by the Chinese for more than 6,000 years. More recently, their rich, smoky flavor has endeared them to American taste buds. These exotic hearty mushrooms can now be found in supermarket shelves across the U.S. throughout the year.