fungi ~

~ blue dolphin oyster mushroom ~

There's a fungus ... here's a fungus ... everywhere I look there's fungus.  Are you sick of my mycological ramblings yet?  

The Blue Dolphin and the Pohu Oyster mushrooms that we planted in May started fruiting.  Hopefully, within a few more days the totem poles will be loaded with new mushrooms.  

I know I've probably bored you to tears with my post about the mushroom; but this blog serves as a gardening journal for me too.  I can easily look back and see on so many different things over time when we do certain projects.  

Today's harvest of the Wine Cap Mushrooms ... ( I only picked about 1/3 of them):

This has really been a fun project for us newbie mushroomers.  I can't wait until next spring to see the varieties of shiitake mushrooms we inoculated the logs with. 

Dear Hubby is already talking about expanding the mushroom project next year.  There's so many varieties.   hmmm...   I hope he knows what he's going to do with them if they take off.   I might become the bird house AND fungus lady at the farmers market.  Oh well ... I already have a sister that sells pumpkins.  

Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. I haven't been one bit bored with the mushroom stuff. I think it is fascinating. I just wish I could taste some of them. :)

  2. Oh no not bored at all. Especially since I don't know a thing about them and have just recently learned how good they are.

  3. This mushroom business has been quite interesting!

  4. I don't think anyone could be bored here in the North country with you. It is always worth the trip. I would like to say I am learning, and I am, but not retaining, You are a wonder, I have never known anyone who GREW mushroom before. But you do so well with bird houses, I know you will be good at the mushroom growing.

    Love Sherry & Jack

  5. I'm so happy you're having such great luck with 'schrooming.' They do look wonderful. I can't believe the size of the Winecaps...awesome, girl. Are those the ones you don't have to cook before freezing them??? Glad you're energy has returned, I knew it would. Thanks for the Pumpkin's been going quite well, even during these rainy days. I even sold some Kale. I canned sweet-sour cabbage and applesauce today, baked pumpkin bars and a pumpkin pie...phew, no wonder I'm tired.
    Have a great Sunday for
    Life is Good

  6. This is sooo exciting. I love mushrooms, so I find this experiment of yours fascinating.

  7. I actually find your mushroom posts fascinating !

  8. Your mushrooms are looking amazing! Be sure to save me some for when I come up to visit next, I want to taste each kind! You have the perfect location for mushrooms and I think it would be a good idea to expand next year. Love you and miss you! Glad you're feeling better.

  9. THAT is freaking cool!! Not boring one bit! What farmer's market do you sell out of?

  10. Excuse me as I wipe the drool from my face.
    'love & hugs from afar'

  11. What a neat project, Mel. I know NOTHING about mushroom --except that I like to eat them.. There are so many varieties.. I'd never learn which ones I could eat and which ones I couldn't... I can understand how that can be such a good project for you all. Wish I lived closer. I'd come and buy some from you.

    P.S. I'm enjoying keeping up with your Sara now on Blogger.