Thursday, January 10, 2008

mushroom harvest

here's the mushroom crop from the box. acording to the instructions if I cover the surface lightly with fresh compost, make sure its damp, bring it into the warm for a few days again then that may bring on some more.

8 comments:

Michael said...

Yum! They look great Claire. I'm already salivating...

Wildside said...

Yay for homegrown mushrooms! Love 'em -- so yummy. Way to go, Claire!

But is that all the box generated?

(Wondering because mushroom kits here are expensive [or seem so to me; I keep lusting after them!]... And mushrooms in stores are locally grown [on a farm less than 10 miles away], so readily available.)

grannyfiddler said...

you didn't tell us what you plan to do with those beauties....? salad? stir-fry? are they big enough to stuff? now you've got me thinking.... my cellar might be a good place to try one of those kits.

Jim said...

MMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....

Matron said...

I'm so envious! Mine came to nothing. Did you buy one of those polystyrene boxes with the spawn in a bag? or did you buy the spawn in a seed packet? either way, well done.

lilymarlene said...

Seeing your pics I am now very tempted to try it....thanks!

clairesgarden said...

Michael, they were very tasty, it looks very cold in you picture!
Wildside, there were a few more than that, not many though. I don't know how much the kit cost as it was a present. its meant to produce another flush if treated properly.
Grannyfiddler, they became part of an omlette, with some homegrown onions too.
Jim, exactly!
Matron, they are in a polystyrene box and everything needed was supplied. glad it worked.
Lilymarlene, it was fun to try, as they're meant to be expensive I'm not sure I would do it again.

bonnie said...

If you leave a few of the mushrooms in the box, might they drop spores & "reseed" themselves?

oh, hmm, just looked at a mushroom growing site and I guess it's more complicated than that.

Never mind!

Happy 2008!