Gardening with Landscape Black Morels

Gardening with Landscape Black Morels

The Everything Mushrooms Landscape Black Morel Spawn is composed of a recently described species of morel - Morchella importuna. In a paper by Kuo, et al (2012) they explain the importuna “epithet means “assertive” or “inconsiderate” in character; the species often is the cause of consternation and distress among gardeners and homeowners whose territory has been invaded”. They go onto explain M. importuna [...]
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A Shocking Logs Blog

A Shocking Logs Blog

Mushroom logs require patience. But if it has been close to a year after the plug date on a log, and there is no growth, it is time to take action. Shocking your logs will wake up your Shiitake logs within a week while Oyster logs may take up to one month.  This log gave us a big [...]
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Oyster Towers – recycling your grow blocks

Oyster Towers – recycling your grow blocks

After a few mushroom harvests from your oyster mushroom grow kit or oyster mushroom sawdust spawn block, it can take on a new life outdoors. You can mix the blocks with woody yard waste to grow more tasty mushrooms!You will need: fresh hardwood chips, clean straw or sawdustcardboard hog wire fencing grow kit or sawdust spawn block of king, phoenix, blue or pearl oyster mushrooms Find a location that is completely [...]
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Inoculating Brown Rice Jars with 10cc Culture Syringes

Inoculating Brown Rice Jars with 10cc Culture Syringes

Some think inoculation is a complicated process, but you don't need a hood or any fancy equipment for inoculation of jars. Just have a little respect for the task and the level of cleanliness it requires. Really much more time and care is spent preparing the jars themselves than actually inoculating them. Start by choosing a work surface where [...]
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Cathy’s Lab: Running Oysters – Sawdust vs Grain Spawn and Other Insights.

Cathy’s Lab: Running Oysters – Sawdust vs Grain Spawn and Other Insights.

For simplicity, only Straw is referred to in this blog. What is meant by “Straw” is any cellulosic agricultural waste product that can be used to grow oyster mushrooms; for example corncobs, cottonseed hulls, sugarcane bagasse, nut and seed shells, legume hulls, lawn clippings, cereal straws, and the list goes on and on. $(document).ready(function() [...]
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When is the Best Time to Plug Logs, and Other Nitty-Gritty on Mushroom Log Cultivation

When is the Best Time to Plug Logs, and Other Nitty-Gritty on Mushroom Log Cultivation

The best time of the year to plug logs, at least here in East Tennessee, is February and March because of the weather and the sap run. Logs we have plugged this time of year have produced mushrooms in 4-5 months. However we have had success plugging logs all year just as long as logs [...]
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