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#1 golly

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 12:36 PM

So now the soil temps are above 60F ,i think its good to try and squeeze a few more goodies from these ole cakes ...
I made a ratio of 1.5 new substrate to be mixed with the broken up cake chunks...This should make for a relatively speedy colonization...
I first cut away any infected areas of the cakes, then crumbled into the awaiting bucket of new substrate...In this case -hydrated straw pellets...
The mix will go into the screen bag to keep out bugs n critters...
I used fiberglass screen, sewn on 2 sides [u could glue or tape it also]
After filling ,the bag top is rolled over and a piece of steel wire threaded through ...

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 12:53 PM

Next i found a shady spot in the garden and made a shallow depression in the soil, so that the upper side of the bag is even with the soil surface..
It's important to make sure the substrate in the bag is level and flat - cause u do not want pins forming inside the bag where they would be trapped...
A 2 inch layer of hardwood mulch is laid over the spot and watered...
The mulch has to be heavy enough to make good contact with the growing mycelium..It is in this lower casing zone where pins will form n' grow..
The myc loves hardwood mulch even though it is low nutrient stuff...
So now the patch is almost invisible and protected - all ya need now is occasional watering [The lower layer of mulch MUST stay moist] and a bit o luck....n' yer Golden....

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 01:05 PM

They may not get this big though...A five foot, 700 pound shroom i built years ago..lol...Its actually a bird feeder and lamp post thingy...

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 01:13 PM

Ooops file to big ...here..

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 09:57 PM

looks interesting golly....

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 10:06 PM

the feeder/post is cool
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you built that ?
how ?
out of ?
is the cap copper ?

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 10:07 PM

http://mycotopia.net...38&d=1146936899

pretty slick.
those are your peat cakes ?

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 11:02 PM

that mesh bag for outdoors sounds like a really good idea to stop thigns from eating seed and corn when u use it for spawn to an outdoor bed

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 11:44 PM

great idea

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 01:25 AM

golly your one inventive fella

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 07:47 AM

Thanx ...Yep those are the peat cakes after third flush- they only averaged about 2 grams dry per cake ,so i would like a lil more mileage out of em if possible....
The big mushroom is made entirely from cement ...The stem sections were poured in to plastic flower pots [larger ones for the base] then popped out at 36 hrs while they are still soft enough to be carved ...they are dry stacked [not stuck together]...and have a channel for electrical wires up through the middle...
The mushroom cap was poured into a wet sand mould on the ground ,which had a wavy textured pattern pressed in...
In winter it is a self cleaning bird feeder and has 3 small lights under the cap to shine on the pathway...
I have had great fun making different concrete stuff ..Maybe i'll post a pic of my worm ...he...heee...!

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 09:27 AM

worm and fish...:teeth:

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 10:54 AM

the worms cute !! I want one

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 11:09 AM

:kewl:

#15 statikal

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 12:06 PM

You have a fun garden! I especially like those pink flowers :hippie:

#16 golly

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 01:51 PM

hee....U can make all kinds of crap with mud...
last ones...table....gnome....birdbath....post cap....sitting rock

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#17 Hippie3

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 03:01 PM

:cool:

#18 SharkieJones

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 03:11 PM

Very creative garden and ornaments.

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 02:29 AM

I'm coming to trip out at your house golly:)




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