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Mushroom Garden Patches

Mushroom Garden Patches
by Terri Marie Beauséjour Copyright 1999, all rights reserved. Have you ever considered growing mushrooms in your garden? In fact, many varieties will thrive nicely with little or no maintenance. Agaricus species (the Portobello, the Prince, the Horse Mushroom, etc.) are adaptable to grassy areas among trees. Edible Tricholomas growing in a Garden in Thailand. Intrigued? You should begin by taking a fresh view of your garden or landscape from a new perspective; analyze its "fungamentals." Note conditions of sun and shade, wind and humidity. The beautiful irony is that many substrates suitable for fungi are also beneficial to the garden itself, and most can be obtained for little or no investment, as they are often considered "waste materials" or by-products. Once you have considered the possibilities, you should determine what mushroom varieties are suitable and desirable. Because you will more quickly analyze and interpret the conditions and microclimates which favor their growth. Related:  MushrumsGrowing Mushrooms

Mushroomers ClubGrowing Mushrooms The Easy Way With Hydrogen Peroxide ~ mushroomers club What Is Hydrogen Peroxide and Why is it Used in Mushroom Cultivation? According to Wikipedia, hydrogen peroxide is a clear and odorless liquid similar to water with a strong oxidizing capacity. Due to its oxidizing properties it is used as a bleach or cleaning agent. For consumers, it is usually available from pharmacies at 3 and 6wt% concentrations. between 3%-8% it is used to bleach human hairused to whiten bones6% is useful for disinfecting cuts and to stop bleeding in superficial cutsit can be used to clean tile and grout on floorsat a concentration of 35% it is used as an antimicrobial agentetc. Hydrogen peroxide in a certain concentration proved to be efficient in killing living cells and it is currently used against contaminants found in the compost designed for mushroom cultivation. As far as I know, and underlined by Randall and others, commercial hydrogen peroxide is obtained chemically (but there are also natural ways to obtain hydrogen peroxide). Randall R. C. Conclusion

10 Cheap Gardening Methods To Food Independence Alex Pietrowski, Staff WriterWaking Times The issue of food quality and food independence is of critical importance these days, and people are recognizing just how easy and fun it is to grow your own food at home. When renegade gardener Ron Finley said, “growing your own food is like printing money,” he was remarking on the revolutionary nature of re-establishing control over your health and your pocket book as a means of subverting the exploitative and unhealthy food systems that encourage the over-consumption of processed and fast foods. Thanks to the internet, the availability of parts and materials, and good old-fashioned ingenuity, there is a wide range of in-home, and in-apartment, gardening systems that are easy to construct and maintain, and that can provide nutritious, organic, and low-cost food for you and your family. Aquaponics Read: Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together Vertical Gardening Simple Greenhouse Designs Composting

How To Grow Pink Oyster Mushrooms The pink oyster mushroom is the perfect choice for the first-time mushroom cultivator. It grows at room temperature and anywhere warmer. Members of our cultivation group have used many different cultivation methods, and the only one that actually killed the mushroom was direct exposure to the sun and drying in a hot house. Cut or poke holes in the bag now, if you haven't already done so. How many holes should I cut in the bag?

Grow Your Own Truffles You don’t have to send cash to unfriendly foreign countries to enjoy black truffles anymore; this pungent and precious fungi is now being grown right here in good ole’ redneck North Carolina. WARNING! Despite the grandiose claims by Garland Truffles that it’s reasonable to make $25,000 per acre growing truffles, there are many well-documented failures. Our bottom line was that while there is a promise of $25k/acre yield, and daily hand-weeding and care for the years preceding the harvest can easily eat-up the profits . . . The State of North Carolina department of Agriculture did a $250,000 truffle grant in 2003 and the results for the foirst truffle harvest will be available in 2009. See my updated truffle notes here, and DO NOT pay for a visit to Garland Truffles (they charged me over $1,000 for my group) until you have checked the NC State data from their truffle grants. “The optimal site for a truffle orchard is an open area with good southern exposure. Scout, the hungry pony

Hypsizygus ulmarius Hypsizygus ulmarius [ Basidiomycetes > Agaricales > Tricholomataceae > Hypsizygus . . . ] by Ron Meyers One of my favorite table mushrooms is the Oyster Mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus. I have been fortunate to harvest at least a meal from my yard almost every year. Since then I have had several fruit on other box elder trees in my yard. Hypsizygus ulmarius, sometimes called the "elm oyster," is edible, but in my opinion not nearly so palatable as the Pleurotus group. Description: Ecology: Saprobic; growing alone or in pairs (sometimes in clusters of three), usually growing from branch scar sites of living hardwoods, particularly elm or box elder; widespread at least though the eastern United States (Arora reports it from California); August to December. Cap: 5-15 cm; convex with a slightly inrolled margin at first, becoming almost flat, with a slightly sunken center; white, turning to creamy buff or tan; cracking and forming small scales or patches. Flesh: Firm; white.

How To Grow Mushrooms The Process for growing mushrooms is pretty easy. But it does vary depending on the type of mushroom you are growing. With this tutorial I will show you a typical and easy way to grow Pearl Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus). You Will need: Some kind of bucket or container - Typically a 5 gallon plastic pail is used. The picture below shows my materials. If it is going to take a while to collect up your coffee grounds you can store them in the freezer so they won't get moldy. Fill your bucket about halfway with coffee grounds. There can be more and I will show you why in a minute. If your coffee grounds are dry you should add some water at this point and let the water drain out. Now break up the mushroom spawn and add it to your bucket. If you have enough spore and coffee grounds fill the bucket up to within an inch of the top. This prevents carbon dioxide from building up on the surface. Cover your bucket with clear plastic and perforate it with a few holes. RESOURCES and MORE

Ylva Andersson - Odla svamp på stock Det gäller att ha tålamod, i ett år eller två, för så länge dröjer det innan de första fruktkropparna kan skördas. Å andra sidan är det väldigt enkelt. Naturen gör jobbet medan vi sysslar med annat. Trots det är det fortfarande ovanligt med svampodling på stock här i Sverige. Vi är ungefär tio personer som har samlats i Hågaby i Uppsala för att lära oss mer om att odla svamp på stock. – I USA odlar man framförallt Shitake. Champinjonen är den svamp som odlas absolut mest i Sverige men det finns även ett fåtal företag som odlar ostronskivling. Den stora fördelen med att odla på ved är att man slipper de här momenten. Efter förmiddagens teoripass går vi ut i solen. I yrkesodlingen har borrningsmomentet visat sig vara lite av en flaskhals. – Det är viktigt med hygienen när man odlar svamp, påpekar Oscar. När man odlar fram svampmycel är kraven på hygien ännu större. När man beställer mycel får man det odlat på exempelvis vetekärnor eller träpluggar. Fakta Litteratur Mycel

Odla din egen ekologiska shiitakesvamp hemma | Polar Shiitake Order: I Finland I Sverige tel. (0171) 313 90, conny.oliveland(at) Odlingsinstruktioner för shiitakesvamp Ta bort plasten från odlingsunderlaget och fukta det (ofta och rikligt) genom att duscha det med vatten från en sprayflaska. Odlingsunderlaget behöver minst en timme ljus per dag under hela odlingsperioden. OBS! Så kan du undvika att sporerna lossnar från svampens lameller. Förvara odlingsunderlaget svalt (till exempel i kylskåp), tills de små svampgroddarna börjar synas (max. 2 dygn). Då svamparna grott flyttas odlingsunderlaget ut i normal rumstemperatur och man fortsätter att duscha det enligt ovan. Skörda svampen innan hattarna är helt öppna. Då du samlat in den första skörden tas plastfilmen bort respektive odlingsunderlaget ut ur glasburken. När du vill odla nya svampar på underlaget doppas det i kallt vatten (+8°C). Odlingen inleds från punkt 1. Det förbrukade odlingsunderlaget kan komposteras eller brännas efter torkning.

Healthy News and Information How To Grow Shiitake Mushrooms Like a Boss This article will be broken up into two sections. The first is for the hobby grower who perhaps wants to introduce their kids to a fun project or someone just looking for the occasional small scale harvest. Growing your own mushrooms is sustainable, fun, and easy to get started. First shiitake flush from a group of logs. To date, most forest cultivation of shiitake mushrooms has been conducted in the southern and Midwestern regions of the U.S. where the climate, available substrate tree species and markets differ from those in the Northeast. Information Sources Expert Tips and Tricks Some of the growers involved in this project have been growing and selling shiitake mushrooms for many years. Share: Comments comments DIYGIYMushroomsshiitakesuperfoodvideo Related Posts « Watch the First 21 Days of a Bee’s Life in Under a Minute How to Make Watermelon Cake with whipped cream icing and fresh fruits »

Health and Medicinal Information about Shiitake Mushrooms The shiitake mushroom is prized around the world for its medicinal properties. It is one of the most popular sources of protein in China, Japan, and the rest of Asia. It's popularity is not due to it's ample protein but it's delicious flavor and other medicinal attributes. Shiitake mushrooms have a strong antiviral effect which is believed to be caused by the amount of interferons inherent in the mushroom. It has also been discovered that the consumption of shiitake mushrooms lowers blood cholesterol levels by up to 40-45%. Japan has developed an extract from Shiitakes known as Lentinan. As a food source, Shiitake contains all eight of the essential amino acids in a better ratio than meat, milk, eggs, or soy beans.