Czech Mushroom News
Posted 19 October 2007 - 04:44 PM
Mushroom pickers hoping for continued mild weather as season starts early
09-07-2004] By Ian Willoughby
After a few hot summers in the Czech Republic, most people are wondering if we will see a sustained period of hot weather at all this year. But one section of the population - houbari, or mushroom pickers - are hoping for more mild, wet weather, and a much better crop than last year.
The Czechs are said to be the most enthusiastic mushroom pickers in the world, and most people could immediately identify many different types of mushroom, having learned about them from a young age. The most 'hardcore' 'houbari' are already combing the country's forests, and report that the number of mushrooms to be found is much higher than usual for the time of year.
The picking season has begun a month earlier than usual, thanks to rain, changeable weather and relatively small differences between night and day temperatures. And some very rare types have been spotted.
But how many mushrooms are to be found depends on where you are in the country. The richest pickings at the moment are in north and west Bohemia, and in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands.
But it takes considerably more time to fill your basket if you are scouring the forests of central Bohemia, or the southern Sumava region. One man from Sumava told Czech Television mushrooms were growing there, but "far apart from each other".
Last year's long dry summer led to the worst season in living memory, with reports of some enthusiasts going mushrooming abroad, in places such as France and Croatia. This year, however, Czech mushroomers are hoping - if the weather doesn't change - for a long season and a bountiful crop.
And they may get their wish: weather forecasters do not expect a long dry period this summer. Bad news for the rest of us perhaps, but very welcome news for the Czech Republic's many 'houbari'.
Posted 19 October 2007 - 05:27 PM
Posted 20 October 2007 - 10:11 AM
Posted 20 October 2007 - 11:38 AM
any czechs here ?
i'm from austria and am often in czechia and picking shrooms there has been great every autumn. when i was last up in czechia, just some kilometers above the border and 5 minutes after we came home to him the guy we visited came back from hunting with about 20kg shrooms.
his wife was just angry and said if he comes home onece more this week with so much shrooms she would kick him out ^^
the next day i found about 15kg in a bit more than one hour. it's been just great
Posted 20 October 2007 - 11:44 AM
BTW: Pindulinka is a female-nick (due to the letter -a at the end).
Posted 20 October 2007 - 12:13 PM
We have to wait for Pindulinka to make it clear for us :).
Posted 21 October 2007 - 02:16 AM
The arcanas could start popping anytime soon I think with the period of low weather that weve had.. Ill do a photoshoot on that for you guys to see. I think theres something on here from last year??
and check this post out, I can try to send out some colonized sticks like this one http://mycotopia.net...html#post399926 out to europeans if youd like.
Pindulinka is indeed in the feminine tense due to the suffix "ka" at the end, the suffix also denotes a small thing, polish is quite similar to czech as are all slavic languages. I can even understand croatian pretty well because of this.
Its the word my daughter used to describe her "wee-wee" when she was a baby.:eusa_sile I am otherwise her loving father :loveeyes:
:eusa_clap Koldj, youre the first to ever notice it.... seriously, Ive been using it about three years so far on line.
Posted 21 October 2007 - 10:28 AM
Posted 22 October 2007 - 07:13 AM
What a great site this is!
So sorry about that one Hip, its happened before and Im a dumb pothead. Sorry again. The plants are crazy nice bro. Ive got a matanuska TF x BOG x Tom hill in there and a ton of Esben stuff from Denmark. I can hardly move my hands from clipping.
Posted 22 October 2007 - 10:00 AM
nothing beats outdoors in full sunshine
Posted 28 October 2007 - 04:59 AM
Now if anyone could give me some advice on a simple way to print these caps I can make them available for yall here. What about serility.. do I need a flow hood to print?
Hip, I have a ton of photos from the forest Im sure youd love but it doesnt let me post more than 4? any way to fix that? Im a really photographic guy lol.
Posted 28 October 2007 - 05:32 AM
Posted 28 October 2007 - 07:32 AM
Posted 28 October 2007 - 07:37 AM
don't use the paperclip icon
instead scroll down page a bit
see box labelled
use that and your can upload as many as you want.
Posted 28 October 2007 - 08:04 AM