Monday, April 26, 2010


My mushroom maniac husband is at it again. He found out about these winecap mushrooms and he really wanted to try them.

He picked up a bunch of wood chips from one of the city piles and mixed those with some dirt and wood chips left over from drilling the mushroom logs. He mixed it all up in this big garbage can and then spread it out on the north side of the house.

Then he spread the winecap spawn over the top of the dirt-woodchip combo.

After that he spread hay over the whole thing. The north side is good for winecaps because they need shade. But, as you can see, the north side of our house will be getting a bit of sun in the summer!

Hopefully in the fall we'll have some mushrooms peaking up here. I don't think we've ever had winecaps and we don't know what they taste like, so this will be an experiment! We'll let you know when they come up and what they taste like

1 comment:

taylorgirl6 said...

I recently attended a mushroom class at one of the local p-patches in Seattle, and part of the demonstration was spreading some winecap mushroom spawn around a shared space in the garden. When I get to that new growing adventure, I think winecaps will be a great "gateway" mushroom.