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Post by wayland on Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:54 pm

Just got back from walking the dog with half a bucket of mushrooms. Any of you lads found any yet?
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Post by Sean Ph'lib on Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:05 pm

Nothing yet, but haven't been up in the woods for a week or so.

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Post by Deryn on Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:48 pm

We have plenty of fungi here but as we have no idea which are safe to eat we don't use any of them. One day we will go on a foraging course

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Post by wayland on Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:24 am

I checked my sporned logs yesterday and found one huge Shiitake mushroom. It has been two years since I inserted the dowels into these logs so they take their time! Hopefully there will be a lot more to come. No sign of the Oyster`s yet.
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Post by wayland on Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:25 pm

I have just been watching a bloke putting dowel spawn into logs like we did but, he boiled the logs first! Apparently the logs need to be fresh cut but the life needs to be boiled out of them before the mycelium can grow. I am going to give it a try.
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Post by Sean Ph'lib on Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:44 pm

I found this growing between two raised beds this evening - I get a couple every year in the same spot. Should prove very tasty fried up with a bit of bacon and a handful of eggs...

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Post by wayland on Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:34 am

A few fields around here have a few field mushrooms but most have none. No sign of my favorite horse mushrooms or giant puff balls. Hopefully this rain will get some more going.
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Post by Sean Ph'lib on Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:02 pm

Skinned and sliced, it yielded four dinner plates, piled high, of puffball steaks. I gave away half of them and still have way more than I can eat!

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Post by wayland on Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:18 pm

Not the easiest of job, skinning a giant puffball. If its young enough I dont bother and just slice it and fry it. I have had these in the past three years but as yet none this year. With all this rain and warm weather perhaps I will have some yet.
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Post by Sean Ph'lib on Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:36 pm

Two big puffball steaks, fried in butter, then made into a sandwich with good cheddar cheese and gently fried till the cheese melts... a couple of pickled onions, a pint of cider, followed by a glass of brandy and a pipe of Dorisco... it's a terrible life bein' a smallholder...

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Post by wayland on Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:13 pm

Yep. A sh**ty job but someone's gotta do it. drunken
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