Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Let's grow mushrooms!!

Thought would be fun to grow mushrooms. I've done a bit of research and to do this you buy the spores which have been impregnated into wooden dowells and then get some logs and drill holes and then put the dowells in, and the spores grow through into the log. Sounds like takes a while before you get any mushrooms, but then it takes years for the fungi to completely consume the log and so you harvest mushrooms for years!!

I've gotten some freshly cut logs from the guys cutting the trees (photo below) and have ordered some mushrooms.. so when they arrive I'll let people know and then we can a mushroom start-up session.

I've ordered these lions mare mushroom spores, which are meant to be very tasty and also really good for you. Link below..


Friday, 13 July 2012

Weeding and thinning

In the rain everything's growing like mad (including weeds!) so we weeded and thinned out the dill and coriander.

And also took out the Swiss Chard which were looking a bit tired (and had started bolting) and replaced with some lettuce seedings.

Young gardeners enjoying Swiss Chard