Surprise Crop – Mushroom Mini Farm (Back To The Roots)

After we harvested the crop of mushrooms in March, I put the kit in a back room with a ziplock bag dropped on top to hold in moisture. I had fully intended to deliberately go for another crop.  Life went to hell and I forgot all about it.

A couple of weeks ago back in May, I was rooting around in the room where I had put the mushroom kit and noticed the ziplock bag was tented somewhat.  I lifted it and found a second crop of mushrooms had tried to grow without any help at all from me.  Because of the ziplock bag the carbon dioxide levels were too high and half the mushrooms were dead already.  The others I sprayed down with water, shrugged my shoulders because they were so sad, and walked away.  Two days later I was smiling.

Aren't they beautiful?  Can you see the little dead ones? So sad.  But these were twice the size of the first crop.

Aren’t they beautiful? Can you see the little dead ones? So sad. But the live ones were twice the size of the first crop.

And they grew...

And they grew…

And they grew...

And they grew…

And then it was time to pick them.

And then it was time to pick them.

So I picked them and washed them.

So I picked them and washed them.  (See the wrinkles on the edges and how they are starting to split?  I waited a day too long to pick them.)

So I sliced them and sauteed them with some butter and a dash of sea salt.

So I sliced them and sautéed them with some butter and a dash of sea salt.

Time to eat them.  Mmm, mmm good!!!

Time to eat them. Mmm, Mmm good!!!

 

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2 responses to “Surprise Crop – Mushroom Mini Farm (Back To The Roots)

  1. Saver of Bugs

    We should cook up some mushrooms when I come home. Nobody else here likes them as much as I do.

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