Gardening update

I haven’t posted anything to do with gardening in a while, so I figure it’s time for an update. If we don’t get flooded out like last year, or droughted into dust like the year before, everything will be great. I’ve ordered a crapload of stuff to plant, so my shovel is going to be sporting some tight abs come May. Here’s the list:
– Willow Weeping
–¬†Boyne Raspberries
– Tri-Star Strawberries
– North Country/North Sky Blueberries
– Plains Cottonwood
– Smokey Saskatoon
– Evans Cherry

They’re all arriving in bundles of 5 or 10 each. Gardener of edibles that I am, it’s odd that I’m most excited about the cottonwoods. They grow big, fast and ugly. My kind of tree. Here’s my source: Alberta Shelterbelt Program

The other gardening thing I’m excited about is my oyster mushrooms. I’ve ordered enough mycelium to inoculate 10 eight foot logs. I’ve already chopped down the trees I’m going to use. They have to be fresh cut, but be lying around for a month before inoculation. I’m just waiting for the snow to melt so I can saw them into four foot sections and stack them up. They won’t fruit till next year, but I should get between 5 and 7 years out of them, a couple fruitings per year. What am I going to do with all those mushrooms? Eat ’em, cook ’em up into recipes I can freeze, and dehydrate the rest. Here’s where I’m getting them from: Mycosource.

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