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30 Days of Creativity: Day 6 – Mushroom Garden

2011 June 6
by Justine

What a perfect project for the Monday after a busy weekend. The past weekend was chock-full of activity attending presentations about soap-making, cheese cultures, bread baking, clay-oven building, gardening and sustainable living at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, WA. Aside from soaking up tons of great information, I was able to visit a plethora of vendors sharing their innovations for the sustainable lifestyle. Back to the Roots demonstrated one item I kept circling back to: the mushroom garden. Other companies make these, and I had been eyeing them for awhile. I figured this was a perfect opportunity to take the plunge, so I purchased two pearl oyster mushroom kits from this friendly Oakland start-up.

I began the process last night by cutting a cross in the bag and soaking it for 24 hours. Now that it’s all set up, I simply need to spritz it with water twice per day. I must admit, this seems like a bit of a creative cop-out, as the kit will do most of the work on it’s own; after 10 days, I should have some lovely mushrooms to harvest. Now to start thinking of the first meal I will make with them….

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  1. Peter Corcorran permalink
    June 14, 2011

    Hi Justine, Finally remembered, while sitting in front of a computer, to check out your latest additions. I always seem to remember when I’m not in front of a computer. Anyway, lots of great stuff going on here. I like the cork bathmat. How cool is that! Canned asparagas, yummy I hope! Love from Pa

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