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First Mushroom

Sunday, 02 Nov 08 Cloudy 8°C / 46°F

A few weeks ago we cleared out the cupboard under the stairs, and put al my tools in the loft to make way for the ‘cupboard under the stairs garden’. We then planted brown and chestnut mushrooms. Tonight we celebrated the ‘fruits’ of our labour with the first brown mushroom.

As seen in the picture my youngest Daniel, who was supposed to be posing with the prize specimen, decided to have a bit of a nibble. Then I had a bite, it was very nice. After that the other half cooked it and we all tried that too.

Very successful all in all, now we just have to wait a while longer for the Chestnut mushrooms to come through.


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  • xan

    xan wrote:

    It just never occurred to me that one could grow mushrooms. Very cool.

    Posted on 02 Nov 08 (over 6 years ago)

  • rainymountain

    rainymountain wrote:

    What fun. I wonder where I could get hold of a mushroom kit.

    Posted on 03 Nov 08 (over 6 years ago)

  • netto

    netto wrote:

    I used to grow field mushrooms in a box in my parent’s cellar in Aus when I was younger – one of my first (and only) successful crops! You get loads of mushies so make sure you have mushie-liking friends as a backup. We couldn’t eat them quite fast enough so we usually got a 2nd and sometimes 3rd generation from the spores. But nothing beats a fresh mushroom… frying in butter… drool…

    Posted on 03 Nov 08 (over 6 years ago)

  • glittertrash

    glittertrash wrote:

    Oh I’ve been wanting to try mushroom growing! I think the laundry at our house is dank & dark enough to give it a go, but I haven’t seen any kits around recently. I might look into ordering one online.

    Posted on 05 Nov 08 (over 6 years ago)

  • ryanofcactus

    ryanofcactus wrote:

    That’s so cool! Do people grow mushrooms for ornamental reasons? I heard some mushrooms in Japan are luminescent.

    Posted on 07 Nov 08 (over 6 years ago)

  • wwwcight

    wwwcight wrote:

    its not totally dark under there and as long as its not near a radiator or heat vent you can keep it moist with a spray mister every other day

    Posted on 08 Nov 08 (over 6 years ago)

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