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by: Tina

Wow, what a great Morel story. I am so jealous. What state do you live in. I must say, this years morel season was kind of crazy. They were popping up in very odd locations. I actually found a couple pounds right in my back yard. I wasn't even looking for them. I have lived in the same place for 30 yrs and they never have grown here before. Thanks so much for sharing your story. :)

corn field morels
by: tim

I once found several pounds growing in a corn field.Corn was about 4 inches tall.The field had been an old apple orchard 3 years prior.

Hey, Why Not!?!
by: Amy

Thanks for sharing this story, Curtis and wow, what a haul! I'm jealous!

It can be difficult to determine what exactly is influencing the growth of your morel areas. Perhaps the temperature was better this year, or perhaps they were able to extract more nutrients from their mycorrhizal partners.

Or maybe you did drop spores! Your case certainly makes a good argument for it. While some people think using a mesh style bag to pick mushrooms in order to let them drop some spores is pointless, I'm a strong believer in it. I do think that purposely allowing for some spore dispersal benefits next year's harvest, as you have possibly proven here!

Enjoy your mushrooms. You earned them!



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