We enjoyed our final bloom from our inside oyster mushroom kit. The blooms become progressively smaller as the mycelium uses up the energy and nutrients in the substrate. Here is a photo of our harvest:
After we harvested the mushrooms, my son discovered another surprise. I had covered the mushrooms with an old dish cloth to keep light off the back and sides of the substrate in order to encourage the mushrooms to come out of the front. My son lifted the cloth and found another bloom coming out of a part of the bag we had thought to be taped shut. Our bonus harvest:
Now the substrate and mycelium have been moved to an outside patch of wood chips under the weeping willow tree in the “wild” section of our land. With a little luck, we will enjoy many more harvests in the future.
-- "To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves." M. Gandhi