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Arathu's Adventures in Edible and Medicinal Mushroom Growing


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#501 Arathu

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 08:13 AM

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This is a cool talk with Merlin Sheldrake.....IMHO

 

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 10:24 AM

Germans are the best, "Yellow-staining mushroom, delicious may cause light coma in those with weak consitution"

Interesting stoned-ape discussion.

"I think they've infected me (sic) [his thought process]" Merlin Sheldrake.

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#503 Arathu

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Posted 23 March 2022 - 06:43 PM

Man these two maple logs of shiitake have popped super early each year so far......

 

Might have to take them in to keep these first ones from freezing...

 

If you're cold......they're cold...

 

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The oaks will wait until steady warmth....

 

Pretty cool when they fruit staggered...I can taste them already..

 

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Posted 24 March 2022 - 02:55 PM

Dang, I'm jealous then a MOFO, I need some Shiitake LOGS in my Life.  Beautiful work, and Oh yeah.... Delicious!

 

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Posted 27 March 2022 - 08:13 AM

Once I've accepted that they get cold......it's up to ME to do something about it...

 

So I did.....the first flush this year WILL NOT FREEZE....

 

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But they will likely make it into the skillet and probably spaghetti sauce too

 

The original "slit the bag" trick....... brought to you via the Dirtmakers......

 

Split the bark....there's more on the other side....and I've found several new sources of logs....

 

This IS going to get really silly....

 

Super tasty silly in fact....I need to build a good incubator and get some heat in my lab....

 

SPRING IS SPRUNG.....even though it's snowing right now....

 

I know, I know, I shouldn't have moved them myself (trust me my back is bitching at me) 

 

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Posted 27 March 2022 - 08:02 PM

Could not just let this freeze......

 

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They taste way too good for that.....

 

First flush of my shiitake logs......

 

A little misting from me and they'll take care of the rest.....

 

:meditate:

 

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 07:14 PM

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These will probably be nice and meaty very soon.....

 

Gotta go get more logs....

 

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Posted 05 April 2022 - 06:04 PM

Be eating these real soon......gonna get some fresh farm eggs....

 

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Trade some shiitake mushrooms for them.....

 

These are looking really sweet.....

 

My mouth is watering.....but I already ate.... damn it...

 

Shiitake and cheese omelets perhaps....

 

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Posted 05 April 2022 - 10:35 PM

I know they are tasty on hwfp, but I hear they are even better on real Logs.  One of these days I'm going to find out.  Huge fan of Bags, but I did 4 CotW logs, and it's a really cool process and I can see me becoming addicted to logs without a Doubt.  Really Diggin' this photo man, I might have to throw it up for POTM.  

 

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 11:52 AM

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I am about to embark on my most challenging attempt yet.....hopefully these will result in a great flood of multiplication...

 

Right on the acre....I will not stop until I succeed in growing all of my favorites...(which means not as long as I am able)

 

The three above are gifts for a friend that has never tried them....the soon to be slurry fruits are not photogenic at all...

 

Plus I'm experimenting....

 

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Edited by Arathu, 07 May 2022 - 11:54 AM.

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 02:49 PM

Gorgeous, looks like a beautiful yellow morel.  Good luck with the slurry, Morels are my favorite as well and one day I will get them to grow.  :meditate:   Saving my Wood ash for a shot at them SOON.  

 

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 03:16 PM

The three of these were growing within 10 feet of each other....unfortunately for me someone else adopted my honey hole and has raped it each year since.....

 

They're likely watching me on a trail cam or two ( I know for a fact they are) and the asswipe(s) took ALL of them before they even grew...silly fools

 

May the dwarves and trolls have serious gastrointestinal fuckery with them....

 

Hence the desire to simply do away with public hunting.....and invite them to the acre..

 

 

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 10:06 PM

Finally had the sweet spot weather here, three days of rain followed by a hot day. Heading out tomorrow morning to see what we see.
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Posted 08 May 2022 - 10:20 AM

Good Luck on the Trails JK, it's like being a kid again and Scavenger Hunting brings back Memories.  Good Vibes and BE Safe!   :meditate:

 

@Arathu, trail cams go missing and get misplaced ALL the time.   :biggrin:   And to harvest them ALL like a greedy gremlin too... and EARLY.  Damn, that's a SUPER FAIL Fall on your Face situation.   :thumbs_down:

 

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Posted 08 May 2022 - 11:36 AM

As I stood there looking at all the little cut off stems nine deer walked right up to me, unafraid, curious.......I won't go back there for mushrooms now....

 

The dwarves are probably pissed.....I'll stop down and offer some silver, say a prayer, and seek guidance to a new patch....away from the riff-raff......

 

Mother doesn't give a shit if you grasp the ways or what you believe......I'm not telling anyone what to think or do.....
 

My garden beds, seven of them, are all tilled as of noon today. My grapes are shooting, oyster spawn will be running soon.....more logs as soon as the ground is dry enough to go get them....

 

Happy Mother's Day MOM.....and to any of you out there just lurking too..... :hug:

 

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Posted Today, 04:46 PM

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The donor got it's arse kicked in a wicked thunderstorm last night...

 

 

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One of the real reasons mushrooms like thunderstorms.....and Dirtmakers...

 

Yeah so I now have over 2 dozen fresh maple logs of significant size....quite a few for plugging and several for totem poles...

 

It's going get stupid here...a few of these I shouldn't have move by myself.....but I'm by myself so the hell with it...

 

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Edited by Arathu, Today, 04:48 PM.





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