Hi, Well the secret ingredient for lots of Mushrooms is...Rain, and tons of it plus really sweltering hot temps. Yesterday it was so hot out, that I knew nothing ( birds and animals) would really be moving around, so I put on my Macro lens set up and went for a short walk down on the conservation land near my home.
This place has a rather large area of tall pine trees and not much under brush. The perfect place for Mushrooms to flourish.I found lots of them, and shot some pics of them. It's still early for the really cool colored ones to start coming up. but I did find some neat Brown and tan ones. Around September and early October, is when I will find the blue, dark red and cool looking purple ones.
This weather is helping me have a banner year in my garden...my Tomato's are producing a bumper crop so far, and the Green and Yellow string beans are just huge this year. I have been able to go out and pick them every other day, and have'em for dinner that night. I love fresh string beans, and the salads using my Tomato's are a treat each meal we have them.
I'm thinking of enlarging my garden for next year by adding another 5 feet on length and 6 feet on width. I really want to plant more items, but the space I have now limits my choices...summer squashes take up so much room, and I want to try growing some cucumbers also. the added space will let me do this.
Well that's about it for me so far this summer.....Enjoy Yours!