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#3621 Seeker2be

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 10:10 PM

I cant remember if there has been any discussion on this thread about growing outside in containers like large flower pots but I have 5 going in addition to some outside beds.  Even though I made shoebox totes with wood chips and also sawdust bags I find that often in outside beds there is still grain present. and varmints will dig up the beds. .   Also slugs are a problem where I live and containers prevent them from invading for the most part.  Just some thoughts.


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 01:26 AM

seeker i was looking through this thread yesterday and saw flower pots square and round with fruit , i recall it only takes 2 or 3 liters of colonized chips to fruit of course ,more is better.

I saw you post about 5 years ago on page 13 or 14  here's a square flower pot or that's what I think it is, wavy caps. there's some smaller round pots with ovoids in here  among others totes too.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 08:56 AM

I make cake-blocks, that I later remove and case in a larger container (such as a tub or large flower-tree pot).

You can add non-toxic slug pellets around and on the surface of the tub-pot colony.

 

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:55 AM

Cake blocks?  Thanks for the slug pellet suggestion.


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 02:42 PM

Like in my illustration, the white rectangle is the block (colonized substrate in a tray-container, removed).

 

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I used wood rich compost and lime for my casing.


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 07:06 PM

There is nothing new under the sun it is said but there is an evolution of thought potentially for the individual who is open to it.  I have been working with Baeocystis a frustratingly slow grower on agar,etc and with Semilanceata (rare to cultivate unless there is a secret unknown to me)  The baeo is thought to be a secondary decomposer growing on rotting wood though a horse poo grow was documented by Workman on the "other" site....  I was thinking and thinking how to expand the cultures of each enough to get an amount to inoculate prospective beds/totes.  I have previously eschewed liquid cultures  due to risk of contams but with these two in liquid culture colonizes fine and are theoretically through redundantly inoculating patches and promising areas with the L/C may well.  Baeos grow poorly if not slowly on grain, not much on bran, not on earthgro (also tried rotting wood from the forest-nope) and slow on manure while Libs grow slow on grain.  One can do the same inoculation with colonized light agar in a quart jar making an Liquid inoculent, though as mention growith is slow on agar..

See the Semilanceata thread I am working on for my project to get that to fruit.



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 07:04 PM

A woodlovers lamentation poem ala Dr Seuss: It does not grow on grain, It does not grow in the rain, It will not grow on earthgro, It does not need to grow.  It will not grow on chips and doesnt grow on sawdust dips.  It doesnt like straw but I pour the liquid culture in the raw.  It does like my bran/ I do not understand. It will not grow on poo and I wonder what you do.... Baeocystis



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 08:07 PM

Agar ?



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 08:48 PM

Agar with MEA, OK, Agar with Bran sloooooow man, Agar with potatoes slow on the up go, Agar with wood water doesnt really matter.  I studied the habitat,  old wood at that and maybe grass borders with wood and poo, but who knew?  Liquid culture with karo and water and the mycelium grows as it oughter.  Go figure , may be a pasture with Trigger.


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 10:01 PM

Any higher latitude folk finding woodlovers yet? Or any prepared beds showing promise?
I'm asking because temps in the north east of Vermont have been pretty close to optimal for a little over a week and we have optimal temps for the foreseeable future. Good luck mycophiles

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 10:02 PM

Any higher latitude folk finding woodlovers yet? Or any prepared beds showing promise?
I'm asking because temps in the north east of Vermont have been pretty close to optimal for a little over a week and we have optimal temps for the foreseeable future. Good luck mycophiles

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:17 AM

Unusually early show from my cyanescens patch.

In the photos you will see a large white object in the background, which is an abandoned ceramic plant pot. It seems to have perhaps created a super micro climate which has prompted pinning? It is fully glazed and filled with water which might promote humidity and slightly lower temps??

If that is what has happened it is interesting that there are areas of pins which are some way away from the pot.

I don't really know how it all works, but as this bed is from a multi-spore innoculation, perhaps this is a distinct mycelium that is pinning early, while the rest of the quite large patch remains predictably dormant.

Unfortunately as it is still quite warm, there are still a lot of slugs about, and the little fuckers do like to eat the caps off the pins.

Due to the unusual timing I wont be surprised if a considerable proportion of these guys abhort. You can see by the blue caps that a number have already checked out early. Ho-hum.

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