So On Sunday I decided to have a quick sort out of my seeds and I found a couple of packets of mushroom spawn. They were both well out of their sell by date but I thought I had nothing to loose from trying it so I ventured outside in the rain to have a go.
|A little out of date but never mind!|
All I did then was to spread the mushroom spawn out on the slit log and tie it back together before placing it in a plastic bag.
|A split willow log - not much good for fire wood so maybe a better use for them!|
|Not what I'd call hiden but never mind!|
|The second batch promises mushrooms much sooner!|
|Straw and much mixed together|
|The capping of compost added for the mushrooms to grow through|
I've no idea if either of these will work but it's worth a shot.
My grandfather and uncle (on my mothers side) used to grow mushrooms in the turkey houses on their farm. This was normally after Christmas as they were empty by then, turkeys being a seasonal meat, but mum said they never made much money at it so they only did it for a few years. I must quiz my uncle on it the next time I see him.
Anyone else grow mushrooms? I'd love to know the secretes to growing them on a small scale - I'll need to be able to do it if I ever want to be self sufficient! Any links or tips would be great!