Lepiota procera, Chanterells, etc. (longish)
taykra at philk.iii.net
Wed Apr 26 13:38:45 EST 1995
A few years ago I had growing (in front on what was to later become my
front steps) a nice patch of Lepiota procera ('parasol mushroom').
Of course I harvested them and cooked them up. Unfortunately, I had to
install some front steps, and the small dozer got the patch.
Now there is loam there, but only about 7 inches of the area got disturbed.
The original area was of a "poor", semi-sterile gravelly/sandy loam.
Probably more gravel than loam, because at the time the house site was
only about 5 years old -- prior to that it had all been excavated for the
house site, filled in w/ "fill".
WAS: gravelly fill w/ loam; pt sun/pt shade; somewhat acid; interupted
fern and bracken, blue flowered grass; growing in area.
Questions:(1) Does anyone knowledgable about these things think that the
mycelium got totally creamed, gonzo? (2) Any chance on recovering it?
(3) At the same time of year, I saw another bunch of L. procera growing
from a bunch of pine bark mulch at the exit of one of those rural shopping
malls. I picked these, ate them (after id). Does L procera grow on wood?
I think it was just in the soil in that site. Usually I see it in waste
places, along roadsides, highways.
Any info would be greatly appreciated. I've got a "green thumb" and now
want to develope my "fungi thumb". I would appreciate any info on growing
or "encouraging" any of the following for personal consumption:
Lepiota procera; Morcella esculenta; "shaggy manes" (C. comatus);
Cantharellus cibarius; black chanterell; meadow mushrooms; and, of course
Has anyone had any luck transplanting (to like location) any of the
mycelia of any of these?
Thanks for any info. "Island" , Central Mass
Please E-Mail me at: taykra at philk.iii.net
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