Oyster Mushroom Problems

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Oyster Mushroom Problems

Post: #277405 Tamara
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:51 pm

Hi everyone,

I recently had a go at growing my own oyster mushrooms. I opted to grow them out of phonebooks in plastic bags, because although this method may not have a great success rate, I liked the novelty factor.

They grew beautifully to begin with, and several mushrooms formed but they suddenly shrivelled and dried up. There was no change in circumstance: I maintained the same temperature, didn't move them and misted them gently once a day (although I stopped doing this so much when they seemed too wet). Perhaps I should have harvested them as they grew, but they didn't seem large enough (the photos make them seem misleadingly large - they were actually roughly the size of tiny orange segments), so I left them alone.

I have no idea what went wrong, and wondered if anyone could enlighten me: any advise would be much appreciated!
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shrivelled completely
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doing quite well
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starting to dry up
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Re: Oyster Mushroom Problems

Post: #277407 doofaloofa
Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:22 pm

Look in the phone book under...
ina wrote: die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln

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Re: Oyster Mushroom Problems

Post: #277410 diggernotdreamer
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:21 pm

I think picture two was probably the time you should have picked them

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Re: Oyster Mushroom Problems

Post: #277562 donegalwildman
Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:22 pm

Although small, they looked ready for picking/eating. Fungal fruitbodies (mushrooms) have a finite life, and will rot and die if not picked.

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Re: Oyster Mushroom Problems

Post: #277579 Flo
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:35 pm

Mushrooms are also a difficult crop.


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