Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mushrooms Just Keep Popping Out

As the weather gets warmer, I have been out on the farm picking snow peas and checking on the fruit trees on a regular basis. Last weekend I was surprised to see a bunch of oyster and Shiitake mushrooms growing on the mushroom blocks I got from Far West Fungi back in October last year. They were big and some of them were a little past their prime. I couldn't believe that I didn't see them earlier even though I have been working out on the farm almost everyday. It was as if they popped out overnight.

I now keep the blocks under the propagation table, which gets misted everyday for all the vegetable seeding on the table. The water drips down the table onto the mushroom blocks to keep them from completely drying out. I picked all the mushrooms to make a plate of sauteed mushrooms. I also added some thinly chopped green onions just before I turned off the stove.

Today I thought I would check on the blocks again, and there are more Shittake mushrooms popping out. I am going to let them grow a little bigger before having them for dinner.

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