The morel of the story


April 21, 2022

Alex Féthière

A mushroom that loves fire grows between a blast furnace and a book about the world burning down.

There were a lot of reasons to loathe 2020. Round here, a huge flush of morels wasn't one of them.

Kale volunteers were popping up in the spring garlic beds. The garlic had been planted in fall in Creation Organics' 60 rotted manure/30 peat/10 sand mixture. The whole had been covered with rotted alder chips and cardboard.

I was weeding the kale out of the beds when I noticed a morel growing with the garlic. Suddenly I realized there were several.

An hour later it was clear that five raised beds were shot through with morels. There was such rejoicing, you'd think it was the second coming.


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