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Old 12-28-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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Shrooms

I don't know where to post this. You don't have a mushroom forum. Fungi are fungi though, not vegetables or animals. But they're kind of like vegetables so here's this.

So... I was looking to expand on my mushroom knowledge and ability to cook them. So far I've had portabella, white (giorgio?), shiitake, oyster, and some weird little ones that look like ones growing in my yard that I know are poisonous as hell, but I guess they're not.

The only one I don't care for that much is shiitake. The rubbery stem is annoying.

Are there any books I should get about edible mushrooms or any mushroom kits that I should buy to grow my own <x> mushrooms? Where do I start?

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Old 12-28-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC.

First thing you should know is that you're not supposed to eat the stems of shiitakes.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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I knew that, but what I meant to convey is that it's annoying to have to take the stem off of them before I cook them or before I eat them.

You have a lot of posts...
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I knew that, but what I meant to convey is that it's annoying to have to take the stem off of them before I cook them or before I eat them.

You have a lot of posts...

Been around for a while and have no life...
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:03 PM   #5
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I didn't mean...
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I'm actually growing an oyster mushroom kit I got right now. It's pretty cool looking but I just know I'm either going to burn my house down by misting it bi-daily somehow, or it will just rot the box it's in. I usually can't do much right.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #8
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@ "Snow",. You really want to grow your own!?

I think I remember a good Mushroom Kit sold in one of those Underground Magazines, many years ago! Ha Ha Ha..

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I think I remember a member discussing growing their own on a piece of oak or something where the shrooms were already started.
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@ "Snow",. You really want to grow your own!?

I think I remember a good Mushroom Kit sold in one of those Underground Magazines, many years ago! Ha Ha Ha..

Eric, Austin Tx.
You know what I mean.

I'm planning on working my way up to morels.
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