Potager Garden: 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…

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. MrsCraft says:

    Happy Easter! Good luck with the mushrooms. 😊

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    1. You too 🙂 Thank you! x

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  2. Can’t wait for the mushrooms to get bigger.

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  3. ohiocook says:

    Love watching plants grow!

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    1. Me too 🙂 I love that there is always something different to see, every day.

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  4. Audrey says:

    Wow! Look forward to see the growth of the mushrooms. 🙂

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  5. Laurie Graves says:

    Mushrooms on toast! Sounds so good.

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    1. One of my absolute faves 🙂

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  6. I’m very excited about the mushrooms too.

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    1. I’m still willing them on. I might put them in the airing cupboard to see if they get a bit of a move on 🙂

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  7. Such fun to grow your own mushrooms.

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    1. They’re brilliant when it’s not quite the growing season yet … and I’m itching to grow something 🙂

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  8. Such a lovely thing to grow. I enjoyed seeing the stages of their growth. Happy eating.

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    1. Thank you 🙂 … they are the most peculiar thing I’ve ever tried to grow, it’s fascinating to watch.

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  9. trudi_bruges says:

    So how did they turn out? I tried these white mushrooms too once, wasn’t a big success. Oyster mushrooms seemed much easier to grow!

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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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  10. danupondrake says:

    Nice, I always wanted to grow mushrooms. Nice post!
    (Tip: Do not eat raw mushrooms, this will give you dizziness and confusion)

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    1. Thank you 🙂 I always cook mine … but had no idea that raw button mushrooms could cause side effects, thank you.

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      1. danupondrake says:

        What?? Side effects?? are you eating a poisonous mushroom or a raw one? Be safe 🙂 XD !

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        1. Ha no … I just meant the dizziness you warned of in your post – I had no idea 🙂 I’ve always loved cooked mushrooms too much to have them raw 🙂

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          1. danupondrake says:

            I see… Well, good luck with your mushrooms.

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