Bad Mushroom Year?

  morddwyd 19:25 PM 16 Oct 11
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Has this been a bad mushroom year?

Most years I mange to get a few, but this year I've seen nothing.

I'm talking about the ordinary common field mushroom, not the more exotic types.

  spuds 20:55 PM 16 Oct 11

Perhaps off subject, but a few years ago we bought one of those mushroom tub kits from a garden centre. For some reason or another, the contents and remains where deposited at the bottom of the garden. Every year since, we have had a crop at various times, but we wouldn't fancy eating what pops-up. All yellow mushroom shaped looking clusters.

Tried digging up, putting Jeyes fluid down, but whatever they are, they are winning the battle.

  Aitchbee 21:04 PM 16 Oct 11

I think the low temperature of the ground, and the variance of the weather has stunted the growth of some vegetables, fruits and fungi. I am optimistic, that next year will see a bourgening of last year's 'failures'.

  Quickbeam 21:48 PM 16 Oct 11

Plenty of fungi when on I'm out with the dog, but none that I'd dare to eat...

  Forum Editor 23:30 PM 16 Oct 11

I usually get about three Sunday breakfasts worth of field mushrooms from one corner of my lawn. This year the harvest has been poor - two breakfasts.

Hope springs eternal - there's always next year.

  Covergirl 12:27 PM 17 Oct 11

I've not seen anything in the fields either - well, nothing resembling edible field or horse mushrooms.

The 2 kits of spawn I "planted" have yielded nothing either - see this earlier thread

I was out on a walk the other day and noticed lots of different fungi on the lake district fells - nothing edible of course. Also one of those fairy mushrooms (red with white spots) in the woods.

There is a large patch of fungi growing by a local footpath - almost a ring of them. They look a bit like honey fungus but that's just from what a fungi images search found on Google.

  ams4127 16:55 PM 17 Oct 11

I have never seen so many mushrooms as I have this year. I have picked, eaten or given away, several shopping bags full of them from our golf course here at RAF Valley, on Anglesey. Loads of plums in the garden but a very poor apple crop.

We've had a lovely dry summer.

  morddwyd 20:59 PM 17 Oct 11

ams4127

Glad to hear Valley is producing well.

St Mawgan used to be fantastic, rarely had to go more than fifty metres, or yards in those days, to get a bagful.

Got the biggest horse mushroom I've ever seen there, up on the old Trebelzue site, must have been nigh on two foot across, and still very tasty.

  Covergirl 21:02 PM 17 Oct 11

There's always one . . . LoL There has to be !!

Well, that's me hols booked in Anglesey. I'll be taking the trailer :)

  Phil_Kernow 20:53 PM 30 Nov 11

Ok, this is weird but I found a giant horsemushoom today at work and thought I would Google "largest horse mushroom" and this forum poppId up in the results. The funny thing is that I currently work at RAF St Mawgan and the site where I found it is called Trebelzue!

Still growing monster mushrooms! Phil

  morddwyd 06:52 AM 01 Dec 11

Good old Trebelzue, still doing the business!

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