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   Sep 07

Your Questions About Gardening

David asks…

Does anyone have any good advice for growing mushrooms?

I have checked out a few kits but mainly alot of feedback says to jsut do it on your own without the kit. Idk – jus wonderin if anyones tried the kits or if theyve done it on their own.

GardenersCardiff answers:

Mushrooms are easy to grow
i have just bought myself 2 kits

its way easier than buying spores etc and the kits are fabulous,
you have everything you need and detailed instructions

i just got mine from B&Q, under £5 each, and that gives 3-4 crops
to buy this seperately, the spores alone are £4, then you need both composts and a suitable container and lid to keep them in the dark

go for a kit EVERYTIME

Linda asks…

Mother’s day gifts for a ‘green’ mother?

I’m trying to think of what I can get for my mother for mother’s day. Our whole family thinks a lot about the environment and she and I are vegan. Here are past gifts I’ve bought her:

Grow your own mushroom kit
Quite a few charity gifts (sponser a dog etc)
Green living books

So does anyone have any ideas of what I can get her this year? Maybe something environmentally friendly for the house? Useful gifts are preffered (eg not bath salts, cosmetics or decorations etc) Thanks :o )

GardenersCardiff answers:

Get one of these

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=250218822438&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=015

pictures of yourself and special moments

Mark asks…

Where can I find information on the nutrition and how to cultivate different mushrooms?

I love mushrooms and my wife is moving us toward a diet with less meat and dairy (per her research on nutrition including having read The China Study), so I thought it would be fun to cultivate mushrooms. Maybe Shiitake and Portablella but before we choose which, I would like help in determining which have the most health benefits (including if you cook them do you remove their benefits) and which you can grow on your own.

GardenersCardiff answers:

Try these:

http://web.singnet.com.sg/~linlj/cultivat.htm

http://www.mushroomcompany.com/archives.html

http://www.fieldforest.net/cultglance.html

for information on home cultivation see:

http://www.mycosource.com/homecult.htm

http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/wong/BOT135/Lect18.htm

for FAQs:

http://www.mycomasters.com/Mushroom-FAQs.html

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