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Posted: 27/11/2013 at 14:20

Stacey that sounds reassuring - well, the first bit did anyway - not sure about your colleagues' tomfoolery! 

Growing Mushrooms

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 14:17

OH has been looking at some of these - a polystene box sounds ok - but on the other hand, OH does get a staff discount on mushrooms (and other food) at the farm shop 

Growing Mushrooms

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 13:30

Was it one of the ones that involves a log of wood, or straw, or manure (under the kitchen table - perhaps not) ?


Posted: 27/11/2013 at 12:54
MrsGarden wrote (see)

...., mum for tea.......

Hope she's tasty: afraid mine would be a bit tough 

Just a Canadian laugh.

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 12:31

Did Bill mention that he was going to visit his son, or did I imagine it? 

Ornamental Sage

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 12:30

I'd assumed this was a type of Salvia officinalis - but maybe not

This should help identify whether you have a frost-tender variety or not

Ornamental Sage

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 12:20

It'll sit and wait for spring - don't let it get too soggy at the roots- that's what kills sages - good drainage, gritty soil is best.

 In the spring cut it right back , find it a sunny spot and stand well back 

Cleaning plastic plant labels

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 12:18

Think nail polish remover would dissolve the labels too - I'd try Monty's fine wire wool. 

Growing Mushrooms

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 11:47

From time to time when accompanying me to the GC, my OH stops in front of the stand selling various mushroom growing kits - he sometimes expresses an interest in doing this.

I remember my parents taking delivery of a load of spent mushroom compost for the veg garden and the following year we harvested loads of free mushrooms.  The same thing happened on a nearby playingfield one year after spend mushroom compost had been used on the turf - we all filled our freezers.

I also remember my parents growing mushrooms in beds of horsemanure in sheds on the farm years ago - I remember a lot of concern about maintaining the correct temperature etc.

There seem to be many options available from the garden centre and they imply that it's all quite straightforward - as you know I love cooking, and would welcome as many edible fungi as OH could provide.

Has anyone tried one of these kits, and what were the results please?


Posted: 27/11/2013 at 11:24

We'll leave coffee and cakes outside the door Matty 

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