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Inoculated magnolia stump update

reporting on the status of our magnolia mushroom stump

Thank you Brent for your comment the other day asking about the results of our experiment to use home grown mushroom spawn to inoculate a magnolia stump.

It took me till today to go check. One in the back was a little past being fresh enough to cook, but the one in the front is almost perfect.

These kinds of results make me wonder if we shouldn't think about inoculating more stumps.

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What determines when to pick a ripe mushroom? I've noticed you seem to have an eye for knowing when they are just right or beyond good eating. So what are your cues?
Comment by jen g Wed Dec 12 21:33:51 2012
Jen --- That's an excellent question, and best answered pictorially. I'll dig up some pictures and make a post. :-)
Comment by anna Thu Dec 13 07:57:29 2012
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