Not sure what I’ve got
I’m pretty sure the spawn took. A spongy spot developed in the chips and then started to sag after a few months. The first flush of what I thought must be the wine caps came up yesterday but the color is wrong (less red more honey color), so now I’m not sure they’re safe to eat. I gathered a few and am waiting for maturation of the others to look at gills and spore color, but I don’t see how such a huge mushroom just happens to bloom a foot away from what should be a pretty big mat of wine caps.
We are here to help! Please email us photos so we can properly ID your mushrooms.
Easy and Great Results
I inoculated a 3 x 6 foot area with these back in late Spring 2021 and now have had two flushes in early Fall. I used a layer of straw covered with some woodchips and compost and things went great. It took about 5 months until the first flush. Mine were in a fairly sunny part of the yard, and I was worried about it being a little too sunny and dry, but roughly 1x per week watering in the Summer and I'm assuming the moisture retention provided by the woodchips seemed to be enough to keep the mycelium alive. This was my first first time growing Winecaps, and I am very satisfied. I'd call the strain pretty vigorous as it survived the record heat and the second flush I got had produced almost 30 fruiting bodies. It even spread beyond the bounds of the original bed and found it's way into an adjacent mulched garden path and is coexisting with some recurring wild Coprinus species that comes out every Fall. The mushies are delicious, but they get massive and floppy fast, so keep an eye out on your patch or you might miss their good eatin' phase. Here's to hoping I'll get a 3rd flush before the Winter and the mycelium will over-winter and I'll have Winecaps in 2022!
The good stuff
Awesome product, awesome group of fellas running the company. Keep it up. God bless
Took a while but now having a huge flush of stropharia. Thanks and continue mushing on...
I mixed the spawn with straw and am keeping it moist. I haven’t seem anything yet, but I’m hopeful.
Hello! Check for mycelium and if you some then you have successfully inoculated your patch! Based on your order date I would expect mushrooms by late summer at the latest. Happy growing!