My 1st monotub, and it's doing great, but I missed the perfect fruiting time - it started to fruit partially before I moved it to fruiting conditions, leading to extremely asynchronous growth. There's one monstrous mushroom that extended rapidly to the point where I would need to twist it off right now, but there's a lot of very small ones and some pins still.
What's your advice for this 1st flush harvest? I'd imagine picking some and letting others still grow would ask for contamination. Could I somehow fight that somehow? Would it be too risky to take some out now and others later, considering I'm working in normal home conditions, not in an aseptic environment?
1. pick them all up, dunk, and fruit again or
2. pick the most mature ones, wait for day or two, pick the rest, then dunk and to the second flush we go or
3. just pick them as they mature and hope for the best
I'm asking b/c I'm sort of time to dig the info for hours from the depths of the internet. I've looked it up, but I don't see much discussion on this kind of cases. Do you have experience on this kind of a grow? I guess the next flush will be much better synchronized. My monotub is sadly cased with verm, but I'm gonna try to rinse off as much as I can for the second flush. Baybe that layer could catch some contamination as well.
Btw. I'm growing Golden Teachers, for what it matters.
Edited by ericcapton, 07 October 2020 - 03:04 PM.