Saturday, April 17, 2010
With a little bit of planning and planting this time of year can be quite fruitful. It takes time and my back aches for a short while BUT today I collected 643 walnuts; 73 feijoas; grapes that we have made into juice; and best of all some free mushrooms growing in the paddock. The secret there is saving the mushroom stalks and skins when they are prepared then taking them and scattering them where you wish them to grow ( even on your lawn ) - they are covered in spores- especially off the mature ones and hey presto, with a little shower of rain ( or watering ) mushrooms for free. We did plant the walnut trees; the grape vine and the feijoas bushes ; but the mushrooms, no, just a little scattering.