there's a mycologist: paul stamens who writes about this stuff. its fascinating
anyone tried it?
Fascinating! I haven't tried this, but I have tried growing mushrooms in a stump in my garden. My yard is too sunny and gets too dry in the heat of summer though, and I haven't had any success. If you try this, will you report back?
we are going to plant things that draw toxins and radioisotopes out of the soil and dispose of them. sunflowers, plants that are high in potassium and calcium like those in the goosefoot family. this is something i need to research a bit more. we might just end up scraping the soil and tarping off the gardens this year. then this fall we will seed the beds with fungi so that they can draw up the bad stuff over the winter and dispose of the flowering bodies. im not buying the propaganda that the fallout we are receiving is safe for people in the long run. if you read carefully there is a lot of wording like "no ~immediate~ danger to humans", that means that there is projected danger in the future of illnesses like cancer spiking. fuke is going to be spraying contaminants for another 6-9 months ...if everything goes well. the cumulative effects are very troubling to me.
Fungi would be great for cleansing your garden. I don't know if you've read Stamet's comments about myco treating some of the falling isotopes or not. Lots of place/organizations are using his ideas to treat stormwater runoff here in the PNW. There are still some bugs to work out as they are very new practices, but innovative & interesting!
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