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Oyster mushroom resiliency

Oyster mushroom on grain

Speaking of surprise mushrooms, here's another one!  I tossed the contaminated grain spawn onto the compost pile and ignored it, but it looks like the oyster mushrooms had gotten a good toehold on at least a bit of the grain.  Although there's black mold present, the oyster still managed to produce two little mushrooms.

This doesn't change my analysis of the grain experiment as a failure, but it does testify to the resiliency of oyster mushrooms.  Definitely the easiest mushroom to play with for the backyard homesteader.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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I don't have much time to go through and make lots of comments, but I just wanted to say that your blog has been a very pleasant read over the last couple of weeks. I have my nose to the grindstone right now with final projects/exams in class and it's nice to occasionally take a break and come over here to read. And, I love oyster mushrooms! We just had a good rain after lots and lots of dry weather all year, so I need to go out and scout for some wild oysters.
Comment by Sara Fri Nov 25 10:32:56 2011
Thanks for the note, Sara! Hopefully you'll have more time soon --- winter break has got to be right around the corner. Good luck!
Comment by anna Fri Nov 25 10:38:01 2011





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