Hi there! Market season is quick approaching which means I’ll have less time to post to this blog so I’m taking a break for now. For how long? Until I have more content and time to post it or if someone pays me, whichever comes first. Thanks for checking out my mushroom blog! Don’t be afraid to touch mush!
Some of them are still available in my Etsy Shop.
Pink oyster mushroom on corn for grain spawn if I remember correctly.
Today’s post is dedicated to fungi enzymes. They secrete it to digest their food, but here in the grow room, we jokingly call it mushroom piss. Here is a gallery of pissy would-be mushrooms.
Oh hey buddy, what’s going on in he–oh, sorry, I didn’t mean to walk in on you. Whoopsy doopsy. . .
The Maitake too?! Oh, c’mon man! That’s so much! Ugh!
(ᕑᗢूᓫ∗) Hahaha. Yes, very professional, we know.
How do you find a mushroom? Wait for the right conditions, then you go out looking for them of course! Here in Oregon, they’re everywhere, even downtown in unexpected places. You never know where you might find a mushroom…
If you’re around Portland and spot a mushroom, you should take a pic and share it on iNaturalist. 🙂
I finally did it! I finally grew an aesthetically pleasing bunch of delicious mushrooms! It only took a few months! These are chestnut mushrooms! Aren’t they cute!? I love their shape, their color (which they keep even when you cook them), and of course the way they wiggle when you poke them! Ah! Let’s take a look at this grow…
Here were the baby mushroom pins from my first bag of chestnut mushrooms.
Not only are they super cute, tasty, and easy to grow, Chestnut Mushrooms are SMART! That’s right! Intelligent fungi! Here, let me show you what happened with my bag, because it’s freaky and cool…
I had read about pf tek mushroom grows, but I didn’t have any brown rice flour around…but I did have mochiko (glutenous sweet white rice flour) and some time on my hands. My first thought was “That will probably make a mess!” My second thought was “Screw it! Let’s do it anyways!” And finally “It will probably turn out too thick, but we’ll try it out anyways”
In a couple of weeks, both jars now had a nice coat of fluffy fungi mycelium. When they looked like frosted little snacks, I put them in my grow room, excited to see if they’d grow anything at all. It was fun to watch them changing day by day.
I tried to get a second flush out of those blue oyster mushroom blocks. These guys turned out more like something you’d see on the ocean floor than in a forest. Instead of fanning out, they took on a trumpet shape. Aside from trumpet mushrooms, have you seen such a trumpet looking fungi?
Double Arch action on a rainy Portland day. Today we’re in the Northwest’s Pearl District, at Fields Park, to take a look at some cute patches of mushrooms that I found. 🙂
Some mushrooms like to go it alone.
Some mushrooms just want to party, with deceivers!