Monday, November 20, 2017

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words...



“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things” ~~ Robert Brault

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  1. Oh, awesome! Is that from the kit you got? Wow, they're beautiful and fascinating!

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    1. Yup - it's the kit and you're right, it's just fascinating!. Once they get going, they really get going - they went from barely there to huge in a matter of days!

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  2. Wow is right, what a beautiful sight! This summer I went to a class on growing mushrooms and I came home with two inoculated logs. One was for shiitake and the other for oyster mushrooms, but I've yet to see any results. I may have to rethink and go the tabletop route.

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    1. When I first received the kit and did a bit of mushroom googling, it seemed like a rather complicated venture if you were trying to grow them "au natural" in an outdoor environment - that was my impression, anyhow. This was super easy as all the (seemingly) complicated bits are done for you. I had my doubts but I must say I'm quite impressed!

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  3. Wow is the word! That's so cool. I'm so tempted.

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    1. Well, it has proven to be super easy - so far at least. I harvested those in the photo shortly after taking it as I realized they were at the perfect stage - they grow so fast that the harvest window is little more than a day.

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  4. Wow, that's fantastic. Will more grow once you've harvested these?

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    1. Apparently you can get 2 or 3 flushes from one block, so we shall see. I harvested those in the photo yesterday and there are 2 more openings that are "pinning" (beginning to form). Nothing happing in the last 3 yet so I'm keeping a close eye on those.

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  5. Very cool! Are these the sort of mushrooms you can use to make stroganoff?

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    1. I don't see why not - I usually use button mushrooms for stroganoff, but now that you mention it that would be a wonderful idea. They are SO tasty, I think they would elevate any mushroom dish.

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  6. Very cool. I've only had one other second-hand exposure to mushroom logs when a friend gifted one to her gastronomic spouse (at my suggestion). It was a flop. Glad to see you having such success.

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    1. The first flush was a great success; the next couple, not so much. They say to put it outside when it's "done" if the weather allows so I'm going to leave it as is for now and then put it out in the spring - you never know.

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