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RAPTIRE



Joined: 19 Apr 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 18 12:34 pm    Post subject: Penny Buns/CEPS/Porcini  Reply with quote    

First penny Bun I've seen this season!! walking in Cumbria last Friday 3rd August!!
Usually arrive earlier up here but like everywhere has been really dry! No sign of any Chanterelles yet though!!


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sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6243
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 18 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Great looking shroom.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 34465
Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 18 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nice
as it is getting to that time of year im checking my best spot daily and no shrooms so far but the "crop patterns " look promising

at a guess we need a bit more rain and a few degrees cooler round here to get em going.
the birch boletus a bit along the road usually precede em by a couple of weeks and no sign of them yet either.

ahhh, shroomer chat, bless

as an aside last winter was rather odd for cold weather ones, imho too warm to start and then cold a bit too late .
very few velvets or oysters etc this year

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 5318
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 18 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Found a chicken of the woods last Friday. Perfectly tender, but I had to move on before eating it, left with Mrs. Slim in the fridge.

Haven't had much time to get out and search for new spots in my new locale

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 10134

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 18 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I will be visiting a site I know where there is chicken of the woods in about 3 weeks, so will look out for it. I will leave it where it is though. As it has been very dry here it might not have come out yet though.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 18 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slim wrote:
left with Mrs. Slim in the fridge.


Is she not a bit cold?

Sorry, I'll get my coat!

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 18 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 18 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

anyway , weeks later site 2 had a flush so i have a kilo or so in the dryer, site one is usually a week later than site 2 so i still have hope for at least a few this year.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 18 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

not a very good year, i recon i got less than 4kg and only 2 batches for drying.

the good news is that although i missed the flush a trio of birches i inoculated last year had some of the biggest ( well wormy and slimey when i found em ) ceps i have ever seen.
biggest was the size of a dinnerplate must have been close on half a kilo and the whole patch must have had 10 kg or so in that bloom

it was an unusually dry year

a small aside, although there are quite a lot of autumn shrooms there are a lot less than the last few years and while some old pals are missing there are quite a few i have never noticed before and ain't ided yet.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 10134

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 18 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Apart from the magpie inkcaps, which aren't edible, we haven't had that many yet. I have found a few in odd places, but not that many yet.

lowri



Joined: 18 Oct 2006
Posts: 1247
Location: ceredigion
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 18 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Had a few parasols this year but nothing else. I long for giant puffballs but haven't seen any here for years, I was rather shocked when I first saw them, but (apart from chanterelles) they are almost my favourites!

jp



Joined: 09 Nov 2006
Posts: 298
Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 18 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Interesting observations - speaking personally, it's been the most spectacular year for Ceps for many years. Not much in the way of other shrooms (except other boletes). Last two or three years have been pants, so very welcome.

banana1522



Joined: 08 Oct 2013
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 18 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I couldn't agree more with JP. Absolutely spectacular year. I've been dyingto post pictures,but not had much time. Will do so soon. Any pictures you fancy sharing JP et al?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 18 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

york was 4 kg rather than we cant eat all those but other folk will, no gift packs this season

blewits delux at the mo.

very poor cotw season

there seem to be a lot of "strangers " and many old chums are a bit missing or in small numbers

lots of "cybes "

microclimate stuff is important to shrooms

i should learn a lot more about what is dinner as the shop seems to have a different range of potentially yummy ( or yummy once ) shrooms

not dinner afaik seems to have been a theme recently

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 18 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not for foraging, but it seems to have been a good year for magpie inkcaps too. Saw some on a roundabout near us. I think they are generally uncommon, but seem to have taken to the area round our firewood cutting and also the recently laid woodchip on the roundabout.

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