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#1 Jazz OFFLINE  

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Posted December 04, 2017 - 09:03 AM

Wife got this kit locally and they are growing fast. 4 days ago they were just specks. She has never grown these before so not sure how big this is going to get
The two pics were taken 12 hours apart

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Posted December 04, 2017 - 09:29 AM

Blue Oyster!  More Cow Bell!!!

 

But seriously, they are coming right along nicely.  Get the butter.


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Posted December 04, 2017 - 09:53 AM

I have been reading up on this hobby recently. I am interested in inoculating maple logs with shitake spores and making a morel bed in a hedge row. I have also built a 4' x 6' greenhouse in the basement next to a small south window. I have never really been into growing stuff before. So far so good. I have been able to keep the bell pepper plants alive that I dug up out of the garden back in early October. They are starting to bloom, so I think they are happy.


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Posted December 04, 2017 - 10:01 AM

I've never seen these blue oysters, but the wild white oysters here are delectable, provided you can get to them before the little black beetles do.  You shouldn't have any trouble with "animal protein" in ones you grow in the house though, lol.  Do you happen to have the Latin name for these? They seem to have a stem on them, and what we call oysters grow directly off the tree trunk in a  cluster like a bracket. They are Pleurotus ostreatus.


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Posted December 04, 2017 - 01:43 PM

I take it they are growing in a bag of sawdust?


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Posted December 04, 2017 - 03:43 PM

Pleurotus ostreatus , had to google pics  Yes it looks like a bag of sawdust they are growing in.  Somewhere along here their appearance is going to change significantly..


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Posted December 05, 2017 - 12:01 PM

Tuesday morning. Watching mushrooms. Did not work last night as all highways been closed since yesterday afternoon west of here. Some precipitation ya know

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Posted December 05, 2017 - 08:17 PM

When is the taste test?


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Posted December 05, 2017 - 09:47 PM

Blue Oyster Mushrooms....

 

Didn't they sing?

 

"I'm burnin'

 I'm burnin'

 I'm burnin'

  for you".  



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Posted December 05, 2017 - 11:51 PM

I see Kris is into a different kind of 'shroom......
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Posted December 06, 2017 - 10:13 AM

Blue Oyster Mushrooms....

Didn't they sing?

"I'm burnin'
I'm burnin'
I'm burnin'
for you".

They did!

I recall them being called blue oyster cult though

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Posted December 07, 2017 - 02:18 PM

Blue Oyster Mushrooms....

Didn't they sing?

"I'm burnin'
I'm burnin'
I'm burnin'
for you".

Of course they sang,,some must recall BOC...Blue Oyster Cult.  Cut up a couple beef loins so likely steak and mushrooms this weekend. Hard to say if they are ready to start picking at all.. I will have to check with chief cook and bottle washer....add to this..I just read the instructions. First harvest is only 7 10 days from when the kit is started!

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Posted December 10, 2017 - 09:53 AM

cut the mushrooms off friday night and fried them up, they were excellent.  We are expecting to get a second and possibly 3rd batch out of the "block".  $15 for the block so pricey but educational. These mushrooms go for about $27 a lb


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Posted December 10, 2017 - 09:52 PM

Don't know if you have ever tried this, but when I get more wild mushrooms than I can deal with, I dry them in the dehydrator.  When they are completely dry I run them through the food processor until they're a powder, and put them in a shaker jar at the stove.  They are great on scrambled eggs, shaken into gravy or on top of a roast in the oven, etc. etc.   The uses are only limited by your imagination and they keep almost indefinitely.


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Posted December 10, 2017 - 10:20 PM

cut the mushrooms off friday night and fried them up, they were excellent.  We are expecting to get a second and possibly 3rd batch out of the "block".  $15 for the block so pricey but educational. These mushrooms go for about $27 a lb

So did you weigh your first harvest.  Don






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