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King Stropharia mycelium on radish roots


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#1 PsyBearknot

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 05:34 PM

Well nothing happening for fruiting of my king stropharia bed however signs of life are good. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 05:42 PM

They cling to my corn, radish, lettuce and almost every other root! Its incredible.
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Posted 08 June 2016 - 06:06 PM

I like them cut in half , marinaded and then barbequed...

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 06:31 PM

Never thought of barbecuing them.

Most of my radishes have already flowered and are not very big.

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 06:37 PM

Yah even brushing olive oil and a sprinkle of salt makes a great marinate but you can experiment. They get the grill marks and everything. I also do this with Shitake, Pines, Morels ...even Button. Give it a try.

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 09:34 AM

You made me go check my patch. They haven't fruited yet but the bales are thoroughly colonized. 

 

Having never grown them before.......

When do they fruit typically? - Early season, mid-season, or toward harvest time (in regards to vegetable season).

 

I'm still picking King Oysters off of the other bales. This outdoor gardening stuff is the bees knees. Next year, I think the lawn is gone and being replaced by windrows of straw bales. Another article I've seen show shiitake on cereal straws - can't wait to have a couple of rows of shiitake (cold and warm fruiting). It has been really awesome eating from the garden while the vegetables get established. I've been stuffing my face for a month now and have more than I can eat still in the refrigerator. Time to look into fermenting fungi as an alternative to drying. 

My final analysis:

Fungal production - if carefully planned - can get us into fresh food earlier each season and (hopefully) carry us later past traditional vegetable harvest times. The idea is to always have something fresh to eat along with canned foods or grocery store stuff.


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 09:41 AM

How are y'all checking to see if the bale is colonized w/o disturbing the myc?



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Posted 09 June 2016 - 10:05 AM

The fruit "all summer" throughout. They don't mind being disturbed and redistributed. They really love straw mulch.
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Posted 09 June 2016 - 10:09 AM

The fruit "all summer" throughout. They don't mind being disturbed and redistributed. They really love straw mulch.

 

I'll go look, will report.

 

 

No noticeable mycelium spotted (even where the inky caps are popping up), is it possible that it's too wet? I imagine it would tear through the decomposing straw though. 


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 10:22 AM

Should be bright white and smell very sweet.
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Posted 10 June 2016 - 08:40 AM

You made me go check my patch. They haven't fruited yet but the bales are thoroughly colonized. 

 

Having never grown them before.......

When do they fruit typically? - Early season, mid-season, or toward harvest time (in regards to vegetable season).

 

I'm still picking King Oysters off of the other bales. This outdoor gardening stuff is the bees knees. Next year, I think the lawn is gone and being replaced by windrows of straw bales. Another article I've seen show shiitake on cereal straws - can't wait to have a couple of rows of shiitake (cold and warm fruiting). It has been really awesome eating from the garden while the vegetables get established. I've been stuffing my face for a month now and have more than I can eat still in the refrigerator. Time to look into fermenting fungi as an alternative to drying. 

My final analysis:

Fungal production - if carefully planned - can get us into fresh food earlier each season and (hopefully) carry us later past traditional vegetable harvest times. The idea is to always have something fresh to eat along with canned foods or grocery store stuff.

 

 

drying or jarring fungi is GREAT


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