In this Issue:
  • Be Proactive to Ward Off Armillaria Root Rot
  • A Ghost in the Woods
  • Mushroom Growing Workshop – February 10
  • Mushroom Growing Workshop – November 18
  • Healthy and Delicious, Oyster Mushrooms Can be Grown at Home
  • Get Those Fairies Off My Lawn!
  • Grow Shiitake Mushrooms in Your Backyard
  • Mushrooms

    Be Proactive to Ward Off Armillaria Root Rot

    Recently, an Extension Agent in the Florida Panhandle received a picture of some mushrooms popping up in a client’s garden.  These particular mushrooms were in a spot where leftover mushroom compost had been dumped.  The compost was previously used to grow oyster mushrooms and the client was hopeful that she had more oyster mushrooms growing in her …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/04/23/armillaria/

    A Ghost in the Woods

    Imagine you are enjoying perfect fall weather on a hike with your family, when suddenly you come upon a ghost. Translucent white, small and creeping out of the ground behind a tree, you stop and look closer to figure out what it is you’ve just seen. In such an environment, the “ghost” you might come …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/01/25/a-ghost-in-the-woods/

    Mushroom Growing Workshop – February 10

    The Jackson County Master Gardeners are hosting a hosting a Mushroom Growing Workshop on Saturday, February 10 at the Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL. MUSHROOM GROWING WORKSHOP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM • Learn to grow shiitake mushrooms on logs. • Learn about mushroom nutrition. • Take home …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/01/10/mushroom-growing-workshop-february-10/

    Mushroom Growing Workshop – November 18

    The Jackson County Master Gardeners are hosting a hosting a Mushroom Growing Workshop on Saturday, November 18 at the Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL. MUSHROOM GROWING WORKSHOP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM • Learn to grow oyster mushrooms. • Learn about mushroom nutrition. • Learn to culture your …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/10/24/mushroom-growing-workshop-november-18/

    Healthy and Delicious, Oyster Mushrooms Can be Grown at Home

    Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) – which have nothing to do with oysters besides their similar shape – are some of the most delicate, subtlety flavored, and easiest to prepare mushrooms of the culinary world. They can easily be fried, stir-fried, or braised within a matter of minutes in broths, vinegar, wines, and sauces; or added …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/06/10/healthy-and-delicious-oyster-mushrooms-can-be-grown-at-home/

    Get Those Fairies Off My Lawn!

    Mushrooms often are grouped in a circle in your lawn.  This is due to the circular release of spores from a central mushroom. “Fairy Ring” is a term used to describe this phenomenon. Fairy rings can be caused by multiple mushroom species such as Chlorophyllum spp., Marasmius spp., Lepiota spp., Lycoperdon spp., and other basidiomycete fungi. Occurrence …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/03/20/get-those-fairies-off-my-lawn/

    Grow Shiitake Mushrooms in Your Backyard

    Growing up, I was never too fond of mushrooms. To me, their only purpose was to ruin a perfectly good pizza. As I got older, I started to warm up slightly toward raw button mushrooms in salads – with enough dressing, that is. But it wasn’t until I experienced my first taste of fresh shiitake …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/11/29/grow-shiitake-mushrooms-in-your-backyard/