Morel Watch: Weeks Three through Six

May 20, 2010 | By | Comments (2)

(Still) waiting for that morel spring…

It’s been 4 months since we planted our morels. We turned in fresh compostables every week for two months, including charred wood and pizza oven ash. We’ve been out there watering when the weather is dry.

 But as of today, all we have to show for our efforts is one slug, a tall patch of thriving weeds (?), and one small, mysterious sprout. (The chard sprout we posted on earlier withered away.)

 Kathy Brenzel, our garden editor, thinks the weedy things could be Gloriosa daisies.

 Here’s today’s mysterious sprout, right in the middle.


 We were hoping it was a mushroom, but it has a dubious-looking green stem. Sigh.

 Come on, morels, grow!



  1. HankShaw

    You won’t get them this year. Morel patches are a) iffy at best, and b) when they do produce, they do so only after a couple years. You’re in for the long haul…

    June 6, 2010 at 2:02 am
  2. Laura Schaub/InterLeafings

    How on earth have I missed this blog? It’s wonderful! Love the casual, multi-contributor format. Will be back (and so glad Ruby is feeling better!) Thanks, Bracey…

    May 20, 2010 at 3:44 pm

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