I got my hands on a German gardening magazine that
suggested/demonstrated growing oyster mushrooms in coffee grounds.
Can't read the german but would getting an oyster mushroom and letting
it rot (or shaking it over the grounds) be sufficient to get some spors
Also suggested/showed shiitakes grown from oak and someother hardwood
logs. We only have poplus or various confier woods handy here. Also a
matter of getting the shiitake spores.
You don't need spores... ;-)
Pureed fresh mushroom (use a sterlized blender or food processer) are
suitable for starts. Do NOT let the mushrooms rot!
Here is a method that was sent to me for growing oyster mushrooms on
unbleached toilet paper. Oyster mushrooms are cellulose metabolizers:
il Thu, 22 Apr 2004 17:51:45 GMT, Not the Karl Orff ha scritto:
There are some web sites that not only sell you mushroom starter kits
but give info on growing mediums. Some even supply the medium. :-)
Unfortunately it was years ago I looked at them, so no URLs to pass
Loki [ Brevity is the soul of wit. W.Shakespeare ]
poplar could be OK. Conifer is not, but fungi has specialized spawn
Whatever you do, make sure that shade and moisture are OK. Most
mushrooms, even in logs or woodchips, will like a source of nitrogen
(such as coffee grounds or manure) to cover them until they reach
maturity. In fact, I use the espresso kit in a woodchip-coffee
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