Morels are very difficult, but it can be done. It's a lot of work, and the beds have to be redone every year. Personally, I don't think it's worth the effort, so I don't bother.
Great reference - thank you. I had not heard of Nameko. quick search on Field & Forest and they suggest that it might grow in ironwood (I have lots) as well as cherry (I have some). I might also try the wine cap - I do have quite a bit of wood chips and saw dust, so I might give this one a try also.Field and Forest is a great source. By far the biggest bang for the buck (and effort) is the Wine Cap Stropharia spawn, which you mix into wood chips. Do it once you'll find them popping up wherever you have wood chips (and other places too). I was also successful innoculating logs with shiitake, nameko and oyster mushrooms, but it is pretty tedious. No luck with maitake or the hericum species.
interesting... ignoring the difficulty, have you been successful in cultivating morels?Morels are very difficult, but it can be done. It's a lot of work, and the beds have to be redone every year. Personally, I don't think it's worth the effort, so I don't bother.
A starting point helps! So much information out there can be overwhelming and just getting started with something simple right be the right choice.I would start with blue oyster and Italian oyster mushrooms on logs about 5-10 inches in diameter. They are relatively easy for beginners and have a flavor profile that matches Western food well. You would probably enjoy King stropharia as well, but it is a very different method of cultivation, and wood chips can be difficult to source.
interesting... ignoring the difficulty, have you been successful in cultivating morels?
nice. something tells me that picture was not taken today.Cottenwood works for oysters alsoView attachment 49257View attachment 49258
Late april, last spring. Dad has been growing oysters the last few years in north Monice. something tells me that picture was not taken today
I have seen a number of recommendations to use wood chips as a seed bed. Anyone have experience with this approach?
Awesome video - quite the commercial production. Interesting about having to rotate in new logs every year with a maximum lifespan of about six years.Sropharia/Winecaps may be the easiest I've grown on sawdust/woodchips from my friend's sawmill at the top of the hill.
I plugged a bunch of oak logs (sawtooth, white oak, Southern red, Water Oak, pin oak) with 4 or 5 strains of Shiitake and Lions' Mane spawn. The sawtooth bolts have done better than others. Neat video on Japanese Shiitake forestry practices here: http://www.woodlanders.com/blog/2018/2/8/episode-23-japanese-shiitake-forestry