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thingamajig



Joined: 07 Apr 2012
Posts: 27
Location: Bucks
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 13 3:07 pm    Post subject: Bumper crop due?  Reply with quote    

I've heard stories about the summer of 76 being a glut year for mushrooms with children selling field mushrooms door to door etc.
Considering we are having what looks to be a hot summer,although late but making up for it now.If we have a good amount of rain towards the end of the summer(fingers crossed)we could be in for a very good year.
Also I have noticed that there seems to be a good year every three years(sometimes not always)and that it will be three years since the glut of 2010.
Anyone else think this could be or what are your theories on this or what makes a good year?
Ta!

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 35902
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 13 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i recon looking in the right place at the right time

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6514
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 13 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Id be wary of children selling mushrooms door to door though.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 13 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

In 1976 we had rain in September, which coincided more with the mushroom season. In fact I found that the blackberries didn't ripen until we had rain, so I assume they need water and sun to get there. Makes sense otherwise the seed would be falling into a dry seed bed and wouldn't grow (although I wouldn't put it past blackberries. )

Northern Boy



Joined: 04 Oct 2010
Posts: 976

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 13 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, the rain is here. Fingers crossed! It's been quiet on here all summer.......

fungi2bwith



Joined: 08 Nov 2007
Posts: 167
Location: NE Hants
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 13 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not much here, but found a couple of chicken of the woods yesterday.

Northern Boy



Joined: 04 Oct 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 13 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Had a quick look at some local spots this morn. They've only produced meagre results in previous years but today they were heaving with small chanterelles. Looking good!

bubble



Joined: 13 Apr 2008
Posts: 960

PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 13 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think with a little more rain and a lowering of the temps [20-22 day 8-11 at night]we should have a bumper crop this year.Its looking like a good acorn beech mast and sweet chestnut year.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 11125

PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 13 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It is a good mast year all round; beech, hazel and lots of fruit.

Northern Boy



Joined: 04 Oct 2010
Posts: 976

PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 13 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Northern Boy wrote:
Had a quick look at some local spots this morn. They've only produced meagre results in previous years but today they were heaving with small chanterelles. Looking good!


CULINARY CARNAGE
"Local man in tears at Gastrovandalism after carefully nutured chanterelle spot is destroyed by single sweep of a Philistine's lawnmower"


thingamajig



Joined: 07 Apr 2012
Posts: 27
Location: Bucks
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 13 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not a sausage in my woods,was hoping for something after the rain.

RAPTIRE



Joined: 19 Apr 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 13 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi All

Looks like a good year ahead!!!

Fridays Haul!!! Porcini, Badius and Chanterelles!


Happy Hunting

Steve[/img]

bubble



Joined: 13 Apr 2008
Posts: 960

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 13 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

well done Steve,thats a lovely variety you got there!

Duane Dibbley



Joined: 12 Nov 2009
Posts: 95
Location: Between Newbury and Andover
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 13 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Still nothing here.......all we found was a half eaten Russula of some sort

Whereabouts are you Steve ?

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34031
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 13 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thingamajig wrote:
Not a sausage in my woods,was hoping for something after the rain.


I suspect foraging for sausages is optimistic.

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