king stropharia/wine cap/garden giant

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king stropharia/wine cap/garden giant

27.00

Stropharia rugoso-annulata  is the surest and most productive fungus for companion planting in a garden, chip pile or mulched area.  This is the go-to companion mushroom in our garden and nursery, having proven itself as an understory crop in chestnut and apple seedbeds. Standalone beds (deep, edged beds of chips alone in shaded areas have tremendous success, as do mycoremediation/mycofiltration installations using large amounts of this fungus. Experimental expansion onto cardboard, sawdust, pasteurized straw, pasteurized wood chips and fuel pellets all have great potential. Just don't put all your eggs in one basket.  This is a very tricky species to fruit indoors, as it requires symbiotic contact with the actinomycetes and yeasts present in natural soil. Inoculating the mulched surface of a large plant pot, however, should work wonders.  It fruits in warm weather and needs about 4-5 months of warm spawn running before fruiting, so getting results the year of installation requires either early inoculation, huge amounts of spawn or indoor expansion of spawn beforehand.  Once established, it will fruit perpetually, naturalizing on your site and requiring only an annual addition of woody food.

 

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