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Old 05-11-2010, 06:13 AM
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Talking Naaanh-nan-nana-nanah......eat your heart out!

There's got to be a 150 of them anyway! ~ ~














There's a Lot more in the side yard, but they are scattered about......it's actually hard to walk in the area in fear of stepping on them. .......sure can't do weed control with these puppies about. ~
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I prefer the ones found under "Cow Patties"


"Eat your hear out" yea right! How about tripping your balls off
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Why are there little brains growing in your yard???
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I have never seen morels growing in that type of environment. How cool. Enjoy
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Are those volunteers or did you "seed" them? I have a hackberry that I just cut down and was going to use it but everything I read says do not use hackberry logs.
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Not to worry. It's nothing a squirt of Roundup can't fix.


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what are those, artificial dry-land sponges??
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The below is a cut and paste from the net.

Now the person below says the Morel's grow around Elm, Maple, Ash and Apple trees, maybe so but I have none of those species at my place. I did have a lot of Pine trees that I dropped and stumped...the stumping of the trunk/ root would have produced a LOT of wood chips. I know at my last place I had Morel's and a myriad of other mushrooms growing in a more unlikely place....I contribute that to my deposit of wood chips I produce in my wood working shop and that I scatter about on the lawn. "I think" the specific type of wood chips I toss produce a specific type of mushroom. Therefore I’m leaning towards Pine wood chips is what has given me and is giving me the Morel mushrooms?

I have found Morel's the size of the palm of my hand in the past.


Common Name: Yellow Morel
Scientific Name: Morchella Esculenta
Spore Print Color: Buff/Yellow
Time of Year: Late March through Early June

Edibility: Choice and Delicious - ~

Location: I tend to find most of my morels in areas with dead Elm trees. That's probably because I look there more than other places. I have alot to learn about location, but I have found morels around Maple, Ash, Apple as well as in fields that have no trees nearby.

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Are those volunteers or did you "seed" them? I have a hackberry that I just cut down and was going to use it but everything I read says do not use hackberry logs.
I didn't know one could seed a mushroom, live-a-lone a Morel? I'd like to know more about what you are talking about Brian, "have a hackberry that I just cut down and was going to use it". Would you happen to have a link on such topics?
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I have not cultivated any myself, only picked wild ones but the article below has some good information and links. The mushroom kits that I looked at, not morels, were small plugs inoculated with mushroom spores and you drilled and placed them in logs.

From The Great Morel
Is there a way to grow or cultivate the morel myself?

As stated before, we've all wondered this I'm sure. Below are some of The Great Morel's favorite sites regarding this infamous question. It may be the answer for all of us when we get to old in our age to enjoy wondering through the woods.
Check out this great page from the people at TheFarm.org: This technique was developed by mycologist Gary Mills after much trial and error, and observations of morels growing in nature. What follows is a sequence which Gary demonstrated for the PBS series, Scientific American Frontiers. The temperature, humidity, substrate and other detailed parameters were placed in the public domain by George Robert Trager.

If you are entertaining the thought of starting your own morel garden right out your back door, then you may want to consider visiting these various websites. Fungi Perfecti, which is a family-owned, environmentally friendly company specializing in using gourmet and medicinal mushrooms to improve the health of the planet and its people. They also market several growing kits, with books and needed materials. Another site to visit is BuyMorels.com which offers a morel growing kit with other items. Also, visit Gourmet Mushrooms and Mushroom Products for "The Morel Habitat Kit which was developed so everyone could enjoy growing their own morels" and other products.
One may want to check out Thomas J. Volk's article on "The Morel Life Cycle." Thomas J Volk is a well recognized expert in the field of mycology and a member of the Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He has a well written piece on morel cultivation which attempts to answer some of the mysteries as to why it is so difficult to repeat this magic of nature.
Michigan State University is on the forefront in the biotechnology arena as it uses its research and high-tech laboratory to mass produce the ever elusive morel. To quote their news article posted on their website...."DNP has used science and entrepreneurism – much of it from MSU – to transform an abandoned bean cannery in the fields of northwestern Michigan into a high-tech biotechnology plant and laboratory." You can check out the University's News Release Biotech brings mushroom hunt indoors for the news article. Unfortunately, the original web page which had detail of the project, along with amazing images is no longer available.
The website of Morel-Farms.com has a patented process for morchella cultivation, developed by Stewart Craig Miller, a native of Lafayette, Indiana. This website offers trees for sale that have been inoculated with the morel fungus. The discovery is protected by Patent for "cultivation of morchella and cultivation of morel ascocarps respectively. Morel cultivation is briefly outlined in this website and is described in detail in the patents."
You may also check out the latest edition to the Info and Links page called MyMorels.com - "A non-skilled male attempts to grow delectable fungi in his backyard." Don Garber is attempting to grow two habitats separately, one spore kit is from Fungi Perfecti (fire morels - m. angusticeps,) the other is a m. esculenta spore kit from... Gormet Mushrooms. He has videotaped and photographed the process so far. This is the first spring (2008) since the habitat's creation in October ’07. This is a great site - a very interesting online documentation of the progress and techniques of one person's attempt to cultivate morels. Including logs and photos. The Great Morel believes this is Worth checking out!
The Great Morel is not making any endorsements or getting kick-backs from any sites mentioned on these pages, however, tell them you found them on The Great Morel and let The Great Morel know if you have success.

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You can't eat those...you must send them over here for proper 'disposal'.

I'll send my address!
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