In April of next year I plan to set up an outdoor patch in the South of the UK and had a few questions about the process, so any advice or answers would be greatly appreciated.
I've heard Cubensis would be easier to cultivate compared to Cyanescens, yet the latter can grow naturally in the UK and seem to be more suited to the generally colder / wetter climate of the UK. What would you reccomend I grow, keeping in mind the climate and my experience?
Would April be the best time to set up a patch? If I was successful I'd be aiming for multiple fruits throughout the year and for it to survive through winter, to hopefully fruit the next year. I've been given mixed reccomendations about what time of year to set it up, with some telling me September and others telling me March - April. Would the type of mushroom I'd grow impact what time of year I should set it up at?
I've been reccomended to water the patch periodically until fruiting, if my area doesn't experience any rain at the time I'd set up the patch. How much water should I be providing to the patch if there isn't much rain, and would the amount of water I'd need to provide change, depending on the type of mushroom?
Looking forward to hearing your guys' input and start learning more about the process. Cheers !