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by CharlieLittle
Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/purslane.html

I love purslane! Have a patch I nibble on all day at work and at home. It's very good and good for you. :mrgreen:
by CharlieLittle
Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing your own oyster mushrooms?
Replies: 14
Views: 4484

Re: Growing your own oyster mushrooms?

I cut 1 inch holes in a five gallon pail with a hole saw and lined it with a trash sack, then filled (slightly packed) the sack/liner with aspen wood pet bedding with sunflower seed hulls that had been pasteurized and allowed to air dry a bit along with one of the half gallon jars of sunflower seed ...
by CharlieLittle
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing your own oyster mushrooms?
Replies: 14
Views: 4484

Re: Growing your own oyster mushrooms?

Nothing useful to add,other than my pretty failed shi-take log. But I'm keeping an eye on this thread though,always wanted to give it another go. Looks like the fungi-guru just turned up... :cheers: Here is probably the easiest way to grow shiitake at home other than buying a pre made ready to frui...
by CharlieLittle
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing your own oyster mushrooms?
Replies: 14
Views: 4484

Re: Growing your own oyster mushrooms?

Thanks for the long posts, Charlie. I didn't realise that I would have to sterilise dry grass before using it but my bags of tightly packed straw (not liquidized) and spawn from a commercial batch, has not shown any signs of progress. Ellendra suggested using a bit of mollasses with the spawn. Have...
by CharlieLittle
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: I have plants I can't eat!
Replies: 17
Views: 4384

Re: I have plants I can't eat!

Purslane is good and very good for you. I love it. Here's an article about it and some others.

http://www.wisebread.com/free-food-in-y ... ible-weeds

:cooldude:

Edit...oh crap I misread the title and thought you wanted plants you could eat, sorry :lol:
by CharlieLittle
Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hernaic Tom in Plymouth
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

Re: Hernaic Tom in Plymouth

Very interesting vocation! Glad to meet ya :cooldude:
by CharlieLittle
Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:15 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make essential oils?
Replies: 3
Views: 1421

Re: Make essential oils?

by CharlieLittle
Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Howdy from Beckenham, home of the non sustainable
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: Howdy from Beckenham, home of the non sustainable

Welcome from one ish newb to another :wave:
by CharlieLittle
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Semen recipes.
Replies: 29
Views: 6896

Re: Semen recipes.

Hmmm. I wonder if it will help mushrooms grow? :study: :lol:
by CharlieLittle
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 11
Views: 1327

Re: Greetings!

southeast-isher wrote:Nice to meet you Charlie! You seem a fungi... (i'll get my coat)
Haha yes now you have given me my signature :mrgreen:
by CharlieLittle
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 11
Views: 1327

Re: Greetings!

MuddyWitch wrote:Welcome to ISH :flower:

MW

A friendly Muddy Witch I hope :lol:

Seems everywhere I go I keep running into witches. I must be a witch magnet. :mrgreen:
by CharlieLittle
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: [wonderdrug?] Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail mushroom)
Replies: 7
Views: 2217

Re: [wonderdrug?] Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail mushroom)

Cool, do you know Paul Stamets website? http://www.fungi.com/ I'd be very interested to buy some of his stuff. There are talks by him on mycology on Youtube and ted.com which are really interesting. Yes I recently purchased some plug spawn from them I'm going to attempt to inoculate my purchased do...
by CharlieLittle
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: [wonderdrug?] Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail mushroom)
Replies: 7
Views: 2217

Re: [wonderdrug?] Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail mushroom)

Cool, thanks Charlie - Have you grown any of these or do you take them as a supplement? I have grown Pearl Oyster mushrooms in my home in the past as well as Pink Oyster and Lion's Mane. Have just recently gotten back into it and have cultures of Shiitake, Red Reishi, Pearl Oyster and Chicken of th...
by CharlieLittle
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: [wonderdrug?] Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail mushroom)
Replies: 7
Views: 2217

Re: [wonderdrug?] Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail mushroom)

Google "mushroom plug spawn uk". There are some suppliers I see. One can inoculate their own logs much less expensively. For medicinal mushrooms you should also check out Red Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum). You can learn how to fairly easily grow these and many other species inside your home on various ...
by CharlieLittle
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 11
Views: 1327

Re: Greetings!

Thank you for the warm welcome all, I feel like I'm in good company. :grouphug: