“The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.” – D. H. Lawrence

My attempt at growing mushrooms has shown some great results.  As I have mentioned, in post on Christmas Eve last year, I was going to attempt to grow two different types of mushrooms which I bought from a local market… mushrooms that had been harvested from the wild.  I mentioned that I was going to throw the bases of the stalks into some coffee grounds.  I have purposely not gone into too many details about the process I have used to grow these, apart from the off comment here and there.  I had some success with this, only one of the mushroom varieties seems to have taken hold and is now producing mushrooms.  I am really impressed with the growth I have seen, with the actual mushrooms growing about a centimeter a day.

A hand full of mushrooms which I harvested today


Now that I have produced a great batch of this Fungi, I will have to increase my production and make more (as many people are interested in trying this).  I will also create some instructions for using the method.  I have at least one friend here, who is an avid mushroom hunter, who would like to propagate some of the harder to find species himself.

Enjoying a delicious lunch of my mushrooms and bacon on some toast.


I have updated the 13 skills website with this achievement, yet I suspect the website is not being maintained.  I wrote to Dorothy two weeks ago and I have still not heard back from her as to whether the website is still moderated.

One Reply to ““The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.” – D. H. Lawrence”

  1. Wow, that’s awesome! The Boyfriend has just decided to try his hand at Oyster Mushroom growing for the first time, I’m going to send him over to your blog for some inspiration! Cant wait to hear more about it. – G

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