Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mushroom dreams

I haven't posted cuz I lost my camera.
But now I've comandeered dh's.
Here's a garden project of sorts. Check out others at The Garden Party at Keen Inspirations!
We had to cut down our Birch Clump. See the nice 4 foot logs?Birch logs

Well I've always wanted to try growing mushrooms, so I ordered some oyster mushroom plugs and drilled and hammered. The three logs took 300 plugs!


Then I put them on a pallet underneath the hemlock bush on the north side of the house. Water twice a week more or less. And wait (and wait).... Photobucket

I've got my fingers crossed.

Since its going to be such a long wait, here's something to look at: a picture of a Luna Moth that was on the telephone pole outside our house one morning. I saw it from a distance and thought someone had put a little cut out umbrella on the pole. Maybe one of the little girls who live on our street. But no. I was amazed to see. It stayed all day then flew away at night.
Looks a bit like a mushroom, no?


Have fun,


  1. Sorry to hear about your camera. I'd be lost without mine.

    Good luck on the mushrooms.

  2. Good Luck, I'll be waiting with you. The moth looks like a ballerina with her legs crossed. Lezlee

  3. Good luck with the mushroom growing. Hope you show the progress. Thanks for sharing the moth picture. I have never seen a moth like that before, it looks just like a folded leaf!

  4. Mushrooms, eh? what a neat idea! And I love oyster mushrooms especially. I'll check back to see how it goes.

  5. Looks like an interesting project....let us know how it turns out!

  6. wow...good luck growing the mushrooms!
    gorgeous shot of the luna moth. it DOES look like a mushroom :D

  7. Hi Kathy!

    I can't wait to see how the mushrooms do! This is something Troy and I have thought of doing as well so, I will be excited to see follow ups on this!

    That moth picture is amazing! Great shot!

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love yours too! Please post on mushroom project. I never heard of such a thing but am very interested.


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