Baby mushrooms finally visible …

I had the idea, because a mushroom fairy ring used to pop up, seemingly overnight, every year in our old garden, that mushrooms grow exceedingly quickly.  This certainly does appear to be the case as now that three weeks have gone by since planting and the little caps of our homegrown mushrooms are showing, they really do seem to double in size every day.

Week 1 – Here is the kit on the day of planting.

Week 2 – Little fronds of fungi form close to the edges of the kit.

Week 3 – The tiny caps of baby mushrooms are visible…

… here’s a close up view …

… definitely looking shroomy now…

… the growing guide informs me that we are 17-21 days away from our first homegrown mushrooms on toast!

Meanwhile, early this morning, we ventured through a beautiful enclosed woodland labyrinth made of rhododendron branches, boardwalks and wood carvings.  We took a video as we ventured through, which we’ll get online tomorrow.  Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come…

Happy Easter everyone x

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    1. It’s going … slowly 🙂 At first they were speeding along and then when the days got brighter they slowed right down, so I’ve stuck them in the airing cupboard to see if darkness helps spur them on! I’ll let you know how it goes…

      I think I’m going to take your tip on the oyster mushrooms for my next attempt 🙂

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