Messsage from Deleted User in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #gardening

Alexander B. - SC 2017-07-25 14:03:24  

Are you looking to grow indoors or out?

Why Tea 2017-07-25 14:10:13  

I've only grown mushrooms from a kit, once, indoors. I'll defer to Alexander on this one.

Nova 2017-07-25 16:22:54  

All I know is that you need darkness and a shit ton of moisture.

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-25 16:24:10  

Ambient (not direct) light

R O M A N V S 2017-07-25 18:24:10  

@Alexander B. - SC I am open to whatever works best

Mr. Bulldops 2017-07-25 19:19:21  

@R O M A N V S I know a fish tank would be a good place to let the spores grow.

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-25 19:56:46  

Fish tank with a piece of glass inside to spray water on(enough to keep a humid environment, not make mushrooms wet) ambient light (such as in the vicinity of a window, not in the direct sunlight) everything must be thoroughly sterilized beforehand

Alexander B. - SC 2017-07-25 22:05:43  

Thomas has hit the nail on the head as far as indoor growing is concerned. Spores are injected into mason jars full of nutrient pellets in order to create the mycellium (spelling?) which is the "heart" of your mushroom growth. The contents are then removed from the jars and placed in a sanitized container, in ambient light, and then spritzed with water periodically.

Alexander B. - SC 2017-07-25 22:06:10  

When it comes to heartier mushrooms, you can easily grow them outside given the right conditions.

Alexander B. - SC 2017-07-25 22:09:10  

^ this is a great resource for ordering "log plugs" which are exactly what they sound like. Simply drill holes in logs, insert plugs, boom - shiitakes. The conditions have to be fair, but shiitakes are pretty resiliant. I imagine you have to spray the logs with water once every now and again *maybe*. But I can't imagine it taking any more effort than that.

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-25 22:35:34  

You can also use a medium of vermiculite and organic brown rice(ground)

Nova 2017-07-26 03:18:39  


R O M A N V S 2017-07-26 03:19:27  

Thank you for the input thus far everyone, especially Alex and Thomas. I will do some more research and probably be back to further the discussion.

Nova 2017-07-26 03:19:57  

Ah, yeah your mushrooms. Good luck with them!

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-26 03:20:14  

You got it, brother

Why Tea 2017-07-29 10:29:58  

Simple lesson coming soon on how to keep critters and varmints from getting your cantaloupes!

Grenadier 2017-07-29 10:30:08  

Is it a Ruger 10/22?

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Dan iiii 2017-07-29 15:21:32  

How does one know if a plant is getting too much direct sunlight?

Deleted User 2017-07-29 17:39:09  

@WhyTea-Gardener i have a kiefer pear tree and the fruit is starting to come to term. The fruit does not taste very well to eat straight from the tree and I was told that it is best used for jams and jellies. Are there any other uses as far as cooking is concerned that you are aware of? I've never seen a pear cobbler or pie etc.

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-29 18:02:25  

@Dan iiii for some plants it's not the direct sunlight but rather the high temperature

Deleted User 2017-07-29 18:42:53  

@Dan iiii Depends largely on the plant but the surest way to tell is if it gets sunburned. Yes, plants get sunburned. They affected portion will turn white and papery (I'll post a pic below). If you're asking about time of exposure, remember that plants do their actually growing in the dark so too long exposure can cause the plant to grow more slowly or not fruit, etc.

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Why Tea 2017-07-30 17:10:49  

@Deleted User I'm more familiar with the jams and jellies myself but a cobbler or pie might be nice. Follow the same recipes as for apple and I'd expect it would work out fine.

Why Tea 2017-07-30 17:11:07  

@Grenadier lol no it's little cages made of hardware cloth!

Grenadier 2017-07-30 17:35:02  

@Why Tea I like my idea better.

Grenadier 2017-07-30 17:35:22  

Keeps them off your crops and free meat!

Grenadier 2017-07-30 17:35:33  

And you get to shoot something!

Deleted User 2017-07-30 19:35:06  

Have any of you dealt with or been a beekeeper? I think I'd like to get some hives soon

Deleted User 2017-07-31 01:49:34  

Nice, do often sell a lot of honey or do you end up using most of it on your own?

Deleted User 2017-07-31 01:53:39  

We have a fella that sells it out. They crank out quite a bit of honey. Tens and tens of pounds

Deleted User 2017-07-31 01:54:26  

Wow, how many hives do you have?

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Deleted User 2017-07-31 02:04:18  

We've pulled north of 30 so far out of two this year

Deleted User 2017-07-31 02:05:56  

If you don't mind me asking how much do you get from all that money wise?

Deleted User 2017-07-31 02:07:46  

A bottle (about half a pound) retails at about eight bucks. Beekeeper charges about 1/2 to 2/3 of that.

Alexander B. - SC 2017-07-31 13:41:10  

@Deleted User could you describe the flavor/texture of the pears?

Deleted User 2017-07-31 14:05:31  

Juicy as hell, little gritty and have an earthy taste moreso than you'd expect