MUSHROOM FARMING

RushWayne rushwayne at aol.com
Mon Mar 5 14:32:16 EST 2001


keving at hcis.net  ("Kevin G") wrote:

<<Hello,  Could you tell me if it is possible to 
farm MORELL mushrooms. Will app. any help 
you can give me.   Thank You
keving at hcis.net >>

Kevin,
	It is POSSIBLE to farm morel mushrooms,
but it is definitely not EASY. For indoor growing of morels, check out the
protocol posted by  MushroomPeople
(http://www.mushroompeople.com/cat2000/morel.htm).  For outdoor growing, some
companies are selling morel "kits." With these, you prepare an outdoor space
according to specifications and inoculate with morel spawn. Then, if you are
lucky and weather conditions cooperate, you may see morels the following
season. 
Dan Wheeler, who posts here frequently, recommends inoculating a bed of fir
chips. But as he says, you won't get commercial yields.
Agar cultures of morel mycelium and morel spawn can both be prepared by the
peroxide method following the same procedures used for other mushrooms.  Morel
spores germinate very quickly, and the mycelium grows faster than virtually any
other mushroom mycelium, covering an agar plate in 3 days or so. But the
difficulty with morels is getting the mushrooms to form.
--Rush
http://www.mycomasters.com/
"Growing Mushrooms with Hydrogen Peroxide"









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