Home | Community | Message Board


Zamnesia.com
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Shop: Original Seeds Store buy cannabis seeds, Buy CBD   Amazon ½ Pint Jars

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
InvisibleJef
Out-of-work Sex Slave
Male User Gallery


Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 759
Loc: near Duncan, BC
Giant Garden Elm Oysters
    #11198024 - 10/07/09 02:02 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I got an awesome Elm Oyster strain (thanks Paresthesia) and aside from fruiting it on straw and sawdust, I also threw a bunch (of axenic grain spawn) out in the garden with some coarse cherry sawdust.

About a month later and after some rain, these mushrooms came up while I was away for a few days.  We have some of the world's biggest slugs here (Up to 14 inches) and they got to them before I did.


Even so, you can tell from the picture that they must have been huge.  In the second pic I threw down my big key ring complete with watch and pen knife to give a better idea of size. Some individuals were ten inches across.



We ate the bits that were not slugged, and I appreciated that they didn't have the subtle "rotting meat" smell that I notice with pleurotus ostreatus. In fact they smelled a little fruity.

They tasted a lot like pleurotus ostreatus.

I'm guessing they will survive the winter and be back next year.

Wish I'd had as much luck with the (stropharia) garden giants, I also sowed out.

Good growing

Jef


--------------------
I am my own lab rat.


Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember.  Involve me and I will learn.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinesmaerd
 User Gallery

Registered: 03/11/08
Posts: 2,058
Last seen: 6 years, 4 months
Re: Giant Garden Elm Oysters [Re: Jef]
    #11198120 - 10/07/09 02:17 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Nice oysters! It's funny how they don't mind being buried at all. I through some oyster cakes under a half inch of horrible top soil and they fruited just fine! Bugs love oysters I wish there was a way around it :frown:.

I'm trying some strophophoria(wine caps) indoors, I have never tried this hope it works out.


Edited by smaerd (10/07/09 02:18 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleHerbal_Elixer
Strangerest
 User Gallery


Registered: 05/05/09
Posts: 1,841
Loc: Reykjavik
Re: Giant Garden Elm Oysters [Re: smaerd]
    #11198733 - 10/07/09 07:34 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Cool :thumbup: I just had a large spawn bag begin to develop a wet spot on the bottom, but was otherwise fully colonized (Pearls).. I just did a guerrilla outdoor set up with them.. hope to see something pop up as well.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleKBG1977
Registered: 08/23/08
Posts: 11,017
Re: Giant Garden Elm Oysters [Re: Herbal_Elixer]
    #11198874 - 10/07/09 08:57 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

awesome man,my favorite mushroom to eat.i wish my patch would produce before I move:grin:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineParesthesia
Stranger
Male


Registered: 07/02/08
Posts: 1,088
Loc: Texas
Last seen: 1 year, 14 days
Re: Giant Garden Elm Oysters [Re: KBG1977]
    #11199391 - 10/07/09 11:29 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I'm constantly impressed by this strain!  It's as agressive as any Pleurotus species and fruits at a wide range of temperatures.

I just pulled flush #4 off of a log of cottonseed hulls that had dried out completely over a couple of months.  I gave it a 24 hour soak and a week later I must have pulled 3 pounds off of a 14" x 18" log.  After the recent rains we had down here, my fridge is full of oysters.  I don't know what to do with them.  I may sacrifice a few jars to make pickles or something.


--------------------
"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."

- T. S. Eliot


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleJef
Out-of-work Sex Slave
Male User Gallery


Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 759
Loc: near Duncan, BC
Re: Giant Garden Elm Oysters [Re: Paresthesia]
    #11212244 - 10/09/09 01:56 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Dry them.  They dry just fine.


--------------------
I am my own lab rat.


Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember.  Involve me and I will learn.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Shop: Original Seeds Store buy cannabis seeds, Buy CBD   Amazon ½ Pint Jars

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Elm Oyster Fun Mycena 4,141 17 05/19/04 01:12 AM
by Zen Peddler
* Elm oyster? shroomaker 1,105 7 12/27/05 02:33 PM
by GGreatOne234
* Looking for Elm Oyster and King Stropharia ragadinks 1,258 1 11/26/03 09:22 PM
by ragadinks
* Elm Oyster Cardboard Spawn Questions Paresthesia 1,424 0 09/04/08 11:49 AM
by Paresthesia
* toughness in elm oysters stems ? Imorph 807 4 08/19/09 03:22 PM
by Imorph
* BRF Tek Grow - Oysters And Elm, Oysters Don't Look Great... glenbelt 1,935 6 03/05/09 01:29 PM
by solumvita
* My Elm Oyster plan. Comments and help please... meehi 909 6 06/20/09 12:51 PM
by bw86
* Fruiting elm oysters in a terrarium? Baby_Hitler 1,304 3 02/04/04 04:03 AM
by Baby_Hitler

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: RogerRabbit, cronicr, Pastywhyte
888 topic views. 2 members, 8 guests and 3 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:

Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.025 seconds spending 0.006 seconds on 19 queries.