Re: [pfaf] Phoenix Fir Oyster fruiting on Xmas trees (from last year)
good luck Diane, --and Merry Christmas, -- Michael
--- On Fri, 12/18/09, Diane Lee Long <firstwhitelight@...> wrote:
From: Diane Lee Long <firstwhitelight@...>
Subject: Re: [pfaf] Phoenix Fir Oyster fruiting on Xmas trees (from last year)
Date: Friday, December 18, 2009, 5:18 PMDear Steve,Thank you for tis posting. We have been setting up the past couple of months so we can get the plugs and see what happens.We will be making the rounds to collect the XMas trees as well this year.Keep us informed, we greatly appreciated this posting and picture!Diane
--- On Fri, 12/18/09, Steve <permalove@gmail. com> wrote:
From: Steve <permalove@gmail. com>
Subject: [pfaf] Phoenix Fir Oyster fruiting on Xmas trees (from last year) [1 Attachment]
To: permalove@gmail. com
Date: Friday, December 18, 2009, 11:45 AMMushrooms!
I thought this might interest you.. 11 months after inoculation, I'm
seeing some action on my christmas tree trunks ("harvested" from our
neighbourhood area right before tree collection time last year).
For those of you not living in Bermuda, businesses import thousands of
conifers every year so folks can have a christmas tree on a
subtropical island in the middle of the atlantic ocean, and then they
collect them in trucks after twelfth night.
I find this extremely wasteful, so I decided to get some yield from
it. A friend and I split an order from Fungi Perfecti (owned and
operated by mushroom guru Paul Stamets) in Washington State, USA.
With better care (these were just tossed to the back of a garden bed
in the shade and covered with burlap), and maybe some closer
monitoring of conditions, we could get something exciting going.
This year I will be doing trials of inoculation by spores fom the old
stock (and so hopefully I'll only have to pay for plug spawn once)..
I'll also be soaking my logs first.
More photos to come. Questions and comments welcome.
Peace and love,
"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the
establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever
governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people,
they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army
upon their ruins."
~ Elbridge Gerry