In article <weaseltrax-2306960109360001 at port-05-max-sjv-01.ramp.together.net> weaseltrax at earthlink.net (Weasel Tracks) writes:
>Arora describes Pl. ostreatus growing on waste coffee beans.
>>I once tried growing Lepista nuda on leaves. Got specimens on a trip to
>California and brought them back to Vermont. Propagated a piece of flesh
>on agar (beautiful pale violet mycelium). Made some grain spawn and
>inoculated old, old maple leaves sterilized in jars. Got tired of waiting
>for it to fruit and forgot about it. Months later I came across the jars
>again and found misshapen fruitbodies.
> Anyone have suggestions on getting them to fruit in jars? in nonsterile
>> ---Weasel Tracks
I prep'ed my substrate by piling hardwood leaves (mixed oak/maple)
on a slope at the edge of my property for several years. One year
later I broke a locally acquired L./Clitocybe/whateveritisnow nuda
into chunks and dispersed it into the decayed leaves. No further
care was done.
The next fall and for several falls thereafter, about at first frost,
I got a crop of Blewits. (Boston, MA area).
Have you tried 'The Mushroom Cultivator'? It has a section on Blewits.