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Comment by Mark Warren Bankert on April 12, 2017 at 5:46pm

What are good plants to go with bramble fruits, raspberries, blackberries etc.  The raspberries we had at our previous home would get decimated  by hornets, sap beetles and japanese beetles, the fruit that is.  Is there any way to prevent this from happening.  We are starting a new patch.

Comment by Bryce Ruddock on April 5, 2017 at 9:36am

Morels are not suitable for stump culture but here is a source for the spawn of two Morchellus species, black morels, and common morels. http://www.fungi.com/product-detail/product/morchella-angusticeps-c...

Additionally you can get some very, very good strains of shiitake from Field annd Forest located in Peshtigo , Wisconsin. https://www.fieldforest.net/

Comment by Mark Warren Bankert on March 30, 2017 at 6:08pm

Thanks for the suggestions of inoculating the stump. We love morals.  Do you know a good source for moral spore?

BTW Bradley we are starting a permaculture farm at Bluffton Ohio which is about 2 hours northwest of Columbus.

Comment by Bryce Ruddock on March 30, 2017 at 5:08pm

We took down a 55 inch diameter silver maple two years ago that was about a5 feet from the house foundation corner. It was fairly hollow from near ground level up to 10 fee4t. The cut was at 4 feet from the ground so we filled it with growing medium, soil, peat moss, and decomposed wood chips and leaves and have been using it for a herb bed for pineapple sage with prostrate rosemary. First we lined it with landscape fabric to help hold the soil in. You could innoculate with shiitake as Yury says. We used some of the logs from it for just that purpose. Turkey tail fungi will colonize the stump either way and they are useful for both food and medicine.

Comment by Yury Smirnov on March 30, 2017 at 11:18am

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Comment by Bradley Williams on March 30, 2017 at 10:34am

We cut down a large silver maple tree that would be too close to the addition we plan to put on our house.  I had the idea of making an herb spiral with the stump of this tree as the core of the spiral. I would cut the stump off at ground level. Does anyone have any experience with this type of "hugelculture herb spiral"?  I'm wondering what will happen when the stump decomposes.

I say inoculate it with Shiitake mushroom spawn!  The water it receives from the herb spiral being watered would be a great amount of moisture for that type of thing.  And then as the mushrooms break down the wood, you'll be left with a great decomposing stump in the middle!

Comment by Mark Warren Bankert on March 29, 2017 at 8:08pm

We cut down a large silver maple tree that would be too close to the addition we plan to put on our house.  I had the idea of making an herb spiral with the stump of this tree as the core of the spiral. I would cut the stump off at ground level. Does anyone have any experience with this type of "hugelculture herb spiral"?  I'm wondering what will happen when the stump decomposes.

Comment by Yury Smirnov on January 23, 2017 at 11:15pm

Mind blowing facts, most likely you never thought about... http://ecominded.net/articles/breathing-like-eating.html 

Comment by Bradley Williams on November 11, 2016 at 7:14am

Cool, Thanks Kalo.  So just any old mycelium-rich forrest material.  Should have thought of that, seems so obvious now that you mention it.  If anyone is in Columbus, Ohio and wants to plant some trees and put in the bricks for an herb spiral this Saturday, let me know.

Comment by Will Fenton on November 10, 2016 at 7:15pm

How is everyone?

Been a long while!

 

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