Can somone tell me how to improve my Morel Patch?BCR said:Do not eat any of these. ID can be complex, as you know if you have a complete guide. Sometimes a mushroom is identified based on its root structure (how it is attached just under the earth).
It would help to call your local Sierra Club and sign up for the mushroom walks. Then learn one mushroom at a time per season to gather. Learn it inside and out. Even then, don't get cocky, measure it against your book.
Best way to get 'wild' mushrooms is to innoculate a log and grow them yourself. Though there are those that say if you grow them outside they could contaminate from other spores. I have had success with the log and the two mushrooms I gather, morels and chanterelles.
When you figure out how to predict more morel harvest, let me know. :haha:Oilpatch197 said:Can somone tell me how to improve my Morel Patch?
I've always dumped the cleaning water behind the house, trying to start a close by patch... but it's not working.
I live in South Eastern Illinois, do you find very many grey morels?The one constant I sort of go by is that night temps of 55 over a week, which is about mid May here and warm rain initiates fruiting.