A big part of sustainability and permaculture, if not just trying to grow food in a small space, is getting
Cooking us some wild forages Saffron Milk Caps.
An amazing morning in the forest. I got mushrooms and learned a little too.
Some of our best garden helpers work unseen. Fungi are at the interface of the organic and inorganic and do so much for our gardens, even those varieties that you can’t eat
We had a spare corner of the laundry and wondered what we could fit into it to provide food and anything else for us and the garden. The area is 1400 mm x 800 mm or 1.12 square metres. Here’s what we grow there… mushrooms (well, they’re coming) enough greens for a meal on rainy days when we don’t want to go outside… microgreens… mealworms (that tower on the side) and isopods (the tubs on the top). That’s not bad, hey?
This afternoon, I found Mercy, our oldest chook dead in the middle of the run. She was coming up on 4 years old. There were no obvious marks or fluids, no sign of a struggle, so I hope it was a painless death. I’ve been remiss in spending time with the girls lately as there have been so many new things to take my time and attention so, besides the normal turn out at feeding times, I haven’t noticed anything amiss. Life is to be celebrated, so I made her final resting place the bottom of the Pepino which she loved to strip the leaves from and eat the fruit of in Summer. It is here that I plan to create a King Stropharia mushroom patch, so it is a good way for her to continue to benefit the garden. I hope her journey is a good one and maybe we’ll meet again as another set of probabilities another time
Lots of visible mushrooms, even though they are inedible, means good news. They pop up all over the place and that’s great! It means that we have a decent web of mycelia hroughout the soul and mulch. Mycelia are the nervous system of a garden and if they’re intact and fruiting, it means the garden is healthy. Hooray! share2steem via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BvLeap7FkJ-/
These fungi are fruiting from sand that was buried under the pavers under the aquaponics for 3 years! Two days uncovered and they’re fruiting already!