Thanks for the welcome and input. Micophiliac & El Jardinero I have appreciated your comments to posts. Thanks for guidance. PJ, thanks for the welcome and getting down like a bunny would offer it's own rewards!
Any input to the following grow project would be appreciated:
I purchased some syringes of Cyanescens to attempt my first grow. I have permission to grow on a property on Whidbey Island. I have a bunch of fresh wood chips, chipped last week. Other than that I don't know much. I wanted to create a few outdoor beds, I'm assuming I use wood chips plus enrichers, i.e. compost etc.?
I understand the need for pasturization. I was thinking of getting a big container like an oil drum, loading it with the growing media (chips, compost, etc.?) and water, building a fire under it and getting it up to time/temp for pasturization.
After that, I'm guessing I make the beds in half sun/half shade sort of environments, and maybe make the beds up to 6 inches deep?
1) Fresh wood chips OK, and what for media augmentation?
2) Plant in 3-6" of chips/media?
3) Plant in 50/50 Sun/shade mix?
4) Pasturize as above, in water?
5) How/when do I plant? Is Feb/March ok for Fall crop?
6) What does the 'planting' process look like with syringes?
Many many many thanks.
I do have the Stamatz, 'Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms' but in a quick read I still was confused. If you could point me to sources, ie other books, or help me understand Stamatz 'G&M shrooms' it would be greatly appreciated.