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#21 Freaky

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 08:01 PM

I'm just gonna post the pics.



The tub has been putting off smaller fruits that get picked daily, the daily haul is like the one pictured, most times, sometimes more, sometimes less.

The bag was cased, and the shoe box was cased. General consensus is that the humus/manure material is liked by the fungus so will be utilized in the soon to come larger projects.

The tiny straw log (no pics yet) had some petrified pins all over it, its dunking and will be put in some fabric like hip suggested. Thinking of keeping this semi wrapped in plastic for humidity etc.

:) enjoy the season

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#22 Hippie3

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 08:17 PM

a nice snack there
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#23 Freaky

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 08:27 PM

Thanks Hip. That small snack fed 4 peeps who all enjoyed. :)

#24 mycobri

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 08:38 PM

i love your outdoor projects Freaky :)

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 08:53 PM

:eusa_clap

#26 Freaky

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 09:11 PM

aweeee shucks, thanks Friends :)

Hopefully they'll get a bit more exciting in the near future :) There's a couple months left of the season. :dance:

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 05:53 PM

ah ha! :p

#28 Freaky

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 08:13 PM

Some not so exciting updates, but I can't let my thread die without updating :)

A pic of the straw tub IMG_3355.jpg :thumbdown:

I'm fairly dissapointed with how this turned out. I think I'm going to dump it from the tub, mix with some more wet straw/humus/manure mix and see what happens. Yield was okay from it. Really its just been too damn dry. Its rained 2 times since it was put out in the woods. :(

A pic of the straw log. IMG_3359.jpg :thumbup:

This I can't believe. I was going to go with Hips advice (actually I still am, after this first flush) and wrap it in cloth of some kind. Instead I had an old bag of casing mix, filled it with water, put the dried (it was very dry) log into the ziploc casing mix/water and let it soak for about 3 days outside with the top open. Then I dumped the water, spread the casing around it some, and left the top open but folded down a bit. I check it about once a week. Its pinning so thats good I guess. Remeber, these cakes that spawned the straw were inoculated in January 07.

Next 3 pics are from the PE bag of Mycromix with straw/humus/manure mixed in. :thumbup:

I think after this flush, I'm going to birth it out. But if anyone wondered how Hip's Mycromix flushed invitro, I'd say "fantastic!"
This bag has been sitting in a barn, I cut some slits right above the substrate level and loosely tied the top. I did case it also. I haven't done anything else with it.


So, those are the updates for now. Hopefully some better, more exciting stuff to come. I've got new projects coming up soon too.

Oh, and the shoebox hasn't pinned yet, its really dry. Supposed to rain tomorrow, but if not, I'm gonna have to water it. So I didn't put any pix of that up.

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#29 chimp

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 08:21 PM

Lookin like things are coming along

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 08:32 PM

hey,

thats a nice outdoor grow! any fruit excites me. I like pics!

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#31 thafunkyone

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 09:39 PM

I think you need another kiddie pool to play with freaky....;)

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 11:56 PM

I think you need another kiddie pool to play with freaky....;)



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#33 Freaky

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 10:42 PM

Ya Know Funky, I have to agree with that! That kiddie pool was fun to grow in :)


I'll try to do something fun for these next bags to be spawned. I'm thinking forming the straw into shapes. I've always wanted to try a shopping cart too :lol:

#34 Freaky

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:39 PM

Just thought I'd share a few photos. There will be more for tomorrow as the shoebox is finally pinning. Something interesting with that I can't wait to show you guys. It did throw that fatty out though, made me smile :)

The PE bag was a happy dance harvest :dance:

Straw tub still throwing random fruits but for the most part dry and done.



Its really hard to accomplish this. I like to leave it all up to Mother Nature, but have found its not going to work this season. There has been no rain, and hardly any humidity. Its hurting the fungus thats for sure.

I've had to water on occasion, but I'm going to have to figure it all for a loss if some rain doesn't fall.

Hopefully I'll get some better flushes with the upcoming projects. I'm planning it out now :)



:eusa_pray for rain!!!!!

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 11:34 PM

Good luck!

that bag is sexy as hell! And I hit for the home team. lol

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 11:59 PM

Cool! I love your outdoor grows as well freaky! mushrooms really look a lot different outside..

#37 mycobri

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 12:56 AM

excellent grow :dance: and nice pics as always :)

those PE of yours do pretty well outdoors :thumbup:

#38 Freaky

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 07:35 PM

Thanks friends, your words encourage me :D


I've got some pics of the shoebox I'll try to get posted up for you. Calling for rain, but I'm a skeptic.

I was happy with how the PE's did outside in the bag as well. Just as easy to do em outside like that without the worry of being clean inside and all that. I guess they were like sandbags without the filtered holes, just open slits.
Hippie's MycroMix bags are great substrate! :thumbup:

#39 Freaky

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 08:47 PM

Just thought I'd share the Treasure Coast strain that was in the shoebox.

As you can tell, its been really dry. I wonder what they would have looked like with rain and humid weather.

The first pic is of the bigger one from the post above after the cap opened. It was just under 5 inches. I was happy with it.


The other pics are before harvest of the first flush. I thought it was cool how they fruited from the bottom of the shoebox. I am not sure about anymore flushes. I drenched it in water but I don't think its going to do much.

There aren't even wild mushrooms growing anywhere around me. Its so dry, its just not going well so far.

Hopefully the weather will turn good enough for the next round of projects.

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#40 Freaky

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 11:05 PM

Well, I didn't do so well at makin' it natural this season. Just wasn't a great season for the weather to handle it on its own.

This is the last of any outdoor project for the season.

It is Treasure Coast again.
Spawned a Mycrotopia Mix bag to coir, put it in this fabric bag and layed it in the shady tall grass.





Hopefully next year I'll be more creative and have better outdoor results. It was still fun though :)
Hell, how can fungus not be fun?

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