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2020 shrooms!

xbowguy

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#64
I skipped over a few of these. They just don’t look right. I don’t want purple donkeys chasing me. What are they? View attachment 100824
There are 2 different kinds that look like this. One has a hollow stem and one does not. The hollow is supposedly edible, but I am not going to risk it. I did find out the ones on our farm are the edible type......but not for me.
 

xbowguy

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#69
We actually got a roll of marking tape. Not marking the actual mushrooms but X distance X direction from the patch. Looking forwards to the progress. Some of the reads on it are phenomenal!
 

bowhunter1023

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#77
Picked a spot on a south facing slope at the base of a quadruple trunked black oak that has a rotting stump in the middle. Mix of oaks, maple, elm, and cherry on this hillside, with lots of decay. Little more red clay than I wanted, but that's this property. It "feels" like morel territory here. I have another spot that I'll do the same with soon.

Basically picked my spot, cleared it, mixed in 5 gallons of firepit ash/dirt, mixed well, topped, and mixed again. Then covered with leaves. I'll probably add another couple buckets of soil throughout the year. We'll see what happens.

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Buckmaster

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In the fall of 2018 my mom bought me some morel spores for my birthday. In the Spring of 2019 I took the kids old sandbox and converted it into my worm and morel mushroom box. I went to Lowe’s and bought a few bags of sand, manure, topsoil, hardwood mulch, and peat. I added some old rotten apple wood pieces, sprinkled my spores, and turned it all over. So far no morels but the directions did say it takes 3-4 years to produce. We shall see. In the meantime my squirrels love to bury their hickory nuts in there. I keep it juiced with rotting apple logs and decaying elm bark. Maybe next year.
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