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Old 11-08-2010, 09:10 AM   #31
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So far as I can tell everything is o.k. Ive used walnut sawdust in the past--that didn't work out too well so I wouldn't advise using walnut.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:13 AM   #32
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Woops -- those PMs were on the nutritional qualities of Asian mushrooms.

Here is a link more appropriate for growing them. You need to collect the spores.

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Old 11-08-2010, 09:15 AM   #33
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How To Grow Magic Mushrooms. A simple Psilocybe cubensis Growing Technique (page 1)

Then there are the idiots who grow mushrooms for getting high. But you still can use the techniques for more practical mushroom production.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:52 AM   #34
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More to it than you'd think....
I might give the morels a simplified try, If I remember.
I'd Sterilize the rice-medium in the oven, let spores drop onto it once it's cooled, shake it up and HOPEFULLY get a start on the growth process...
If I see any results, I'll transfer it into a moist terrarium for fruiting.
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The lasagna, hugulculture, layered or what have I, is now complete.
Hugelkultur:  On Beyond Lasagna-dscf6343.jpg
Inside of a recycled crib based fence (deer protection) lies a NEW double decker composite 8x8 bed awaiting its contents. From left to right.....
Two layers of a once three tiered raised bed (Full of wire racks for future rabbit proofing) rest upon the pea gravel after I've moved it on out.
The third and only UNTREATED lumber layer fell apart surprisingly fast and lies beyond along with gathered driftwood. Around its perimeter....
Its contents, three more buckets of wooden debri, a bucket of wood chips from beneath a woodpeckers excavation, two buckets of sod,
and along the entire right side.. dried clippings of the perennials and bushes.

Hugelkultur:  On Beyond Lasagna-dscf6344.jpg
The (Lasagna style) layers are beginning to be set into place.
A driftwood base (Hugulculture), followed by a layer of flipped sod (Greens layer), and the dry dead cuttings and leaves (Brown layer)
Hugelkultur:  On Beyond Lasagna-dscf6345.jpg
followed by, THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF ALL....A rich compost, manure, fertile enhanced soil.

From that point on (after running out of the green sod layer), I scattered fresh grass cuttings (FREE of WEED CONTROL) as its green layer.
I repeated the entire process of layers once more to complete its filling followed by a good watering in to promote its brown-green decomposition. All that is needed is a bit of time before planting its contents.
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Wow awesome. I think next year I will add some decomposing wood to the bed to hold in water.
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Nice, Havalotta.

I used blackberry trimmings for one of my layers, and some of them have sprouted! Otherwise, the bed seems to be doing okay so far.
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Thanks...
I've yet to plant anything into it as the soil is just to wet to flip its layers as I had intended once the decaying process was under way.
Sure hope things dry up a bit real soon! Peas should be blooming by now and they are still...Just hard round seeds in a packet.
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Geesh. I just built a rather large lasagna bed, at least large to me about 20 x 23.

Some of the dirt I put in in the layers had woody roots of sage brush... what did I do? I cast them out....
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Do sage brush, root parts take hold and regrow?
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