Friday, 3 December 2010

Friday Fungus: Grow your own!

Found these "Mushroom Dowels" from Mr Fothergill - it appears you drill a hole in a hardwood log, bang the dowel in and lo, oyster mushrooms! All seems pretty simple - just need a log!

What I do have is a pair of tall stumps - one sycamore, one ash - in the garden. Problem is that the instructions require the log to be wrapped in plastic and "left to incubate in a warm location at approx. 25 degrees C for around three months." Will be experimenting with this option come the Summer as well as initiating the search for a log!

Right now though there's nowhere in the house that's consistently at the required temperature so we'll be waiting for spring.


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