Morels?

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viking

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Occasionally we've had morels growing on our property, once when I brought home a bunch of old 2"X6" planks from the high school football stadium seats and another time when I had stacked some old rotting lumber by a raised bed, what spores were left never produced the following year. A lot of the time mushrooms are frequently found where a lot of oak is growing.
 

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Grew up picking morels, but don’t have any on my property. I’ve read about folks being able to plant spores and harvest…anyone have experience with this?
There were people at the Mother Earth News convention some years ago selling kits to grow your own. I don't have their info handy but Dr Google found this.


Be sure to use new wood that has not been tainted with other fungus and keep the wood moist.

It may have been Johnies Select seeds that sold plugs that you could bore a hole in a log and insert the plugs.

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Those little buggers are elusive, that's for sure.
 

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Im not discouraging anyone, I get morels from my property as well, def convenient to come home from work and see em 15’ away but how many could a spawn kit produce if you tried one? I’d think you’d still need other places anyhow.
 

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@Ozarks hillbilly , my husband had purchased some mushroom kits and grew a good sized Reishi indoors. I wish I would have been able to keep up with it. If you’ve done your homework you’ll probably be able to get a nice returning crop.
If you need another resource or two for purchasing more mushroom kits, etc, let me know. I can scrounge up the company names. I think one of them was in Tennessee.
 

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I've seen spores for sale on Etsy of all places...
Actually, I've had very good luck with nursery specimens off of Etsy, but I'm unfamiliar will the mushroom spore sellers.

I'm really interested in your results!
 
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