After collecting fresh morel mushrooms,
I've decided to attempt growing
my own crop of these rare morels.
The recipe and technique is complicated,
but this season I'm giving it a try.
Collecting fresh morels, mixing their spores
with rice and rye berries, and wood chips;
letting the spores feed and grow
(in the refrigerator);
then straining the slurry into spring water,
mixing in molasses, and aerating the mixture.
By now, this liquid is full of millions of new spores,
which I pour in a shaded moist area,
preferably around an ash tree or decayed stump.
Then soak the spore liquid deep in the soil.
And then (with luck), next Spring season.
(Wish me luck.)