We provide the best quality spores and the largest number of spores per bag to ensure healthy mushroom growth! The perlite and natural booster foods included with your spores helps to spread the spores and also creates micro-climates to ensure high humidity and encourage mushroom growth.
Our Morel Spore Packs contain a powerful array of natural boosters and mycelium foods to provide all the nutrients the new mycelium will need to grow fast and fruit soon!
If conditions are perfect the fast colonizing varieties often produce fruit later the same year, generally as fall temps/rains are getting started. Most patches will fruit the following spring and then proliferate/expand as as the seasons pass.
Each package will cover a 6'x6' area, though the area can be smaller or larger, and higher densities will hurry colonization. They can all be spread in the same area but generally the best suited mycelium is the only one which survives. We only recommend watering your spore packs if you have well water because of the chlorination in most city water, otherwise it is best to wait for it to rain since the water will carry the spores into the micro-cracks in the soil and wash the nutrients directly down with them.
The spores will continue to lie dormant until they are watered. Mixing into the soil a good measure of our aged dairy compost is an excellent long term food for the mycelium and will also increase the water retention in the soil which at harvest time will increase the fruit size. You can also spread leaf litter or grass clippings as a natural mulch.
The Spores in the Dry Packs will remain viable and healthy for many years and be used when needed, as long as they are kept dry during storage. Contact with water will activate the spores and begin the germination and growing.
To use your Dry Spore Pack simply spread in the appropriate area for your type of mushroom:
Around Living Trees
Downed Logs/Mulch Beds
In Rich Soil/Compost
Chicken of the Woods or
Chicken of the Woods
It is best to spread the spores shortly before a rain so that nature can take care of the hard work of spreading, watering and getting the spores to the roots of the trees or into the soil where they need to be. Outdoor mushrooms grow slowly and will not begin fruiting until they have enough mycelial energy stored in the mycelial (root) mass. The higher the concentration of spores used in an area the higher the chance of successful mycelium and mushrooms.
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Thanks again and have an awesome day,
J & K
Ancient Path Naturals