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Growing => Grow Your Own => Topic started by: Subversive_plot on June 12, 2021, 14:58

Title: Blue Oyster Mushrooms
Post by: Subversive_plot on June 12, 2021, 14:58
I take zero credit for these, they were raised by my son.

"Blue" refers to the color of the very young mushrooms which are gray with a slight blue tinge in the right light. My son bought a kit for these, and has raised several clusters of these mushrooms.

I think this deserves a how-to-grow book as a gift for the holiday-that-shall-not-be-named at the end of the year.
Title: Re: Blue Oyster Mushrooms
Post by: Aunty on June 12, 2021, 19:10
They look great.  Do you have a recipe for them ?
Title: Re: Blue Oyster Mushrooms
Post by: Plot 1 Problems on June 12, 2021, 19:47
Thought for a moment that was Blue Oyster Bar...
Title: Re: Blue Oyster Mushrooms
Post by: Subversive_plot on June 12, 2021, 20:29
They look great.  Do you have a recipe for them ?
My son included them in a dish called 'stir-fried mixed mushrooms' from the book "The Food of Szechuan". The author is Fuschia Dunlop.

It was really good!

Son is a "foodie", he has learned to cook.
Title: Re: Blue Oyster Mushrooms
Post by: Subversive_plot on August 05, 2021, 14:12
I'm posting a follow-up to the original post. After researching what to do when the original "block" stopped producing, my son buried the block inside a plastic laundry basket of wheat straw.

Attached is a photo of the result. Those mushrooms are mostly too young to pick (except the largest) but are growing like mad on all 4 sides of that basket.

[Technical difficulties, the photo isn't displaying, will see if I can fix]
Title: Re: Blue Oyster Mushrooms
Post by: Growster... on August 05, 2021, 17:24
Thought for a moment that was Blue Oyster Bar...

And I thought it was something by these guys...!

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=FS8p_F0Stog&list=RDAMVMFS8p_F0Stog (https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=FS8p_F0Stog&list=RDAMVMFS8p_F0Stog)

Great song!
Title: Re: Blue Oyster Mushrooms
Post by: Subversive_plot on August 05, 2021, 19:02
One of my favorite songs, back in the old days.

I'm finding that growing the mushrooms (at least this type) is surprisingly easy. If I had more time on my hands, and a basement, it wouldn't be hard at all to produce oyster mushrooms for local restaurants and farmer's markets (for fun and profit, of course!).
Title: Re: Blue Oyster Mushrooms
Post by: Plot 1 Problems on August 05, 2021, 20:32
Thought for a moment that was Blue Oyster Bar...

And I thought it was something by these guys...!

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=FS8p_F0Stog&list=RDAMVMFS8p_F0Stog (https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=FS8p_F0Stog&list=RDAMVMFS8p_F0Stog)

Great song!

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