I’ll refrain from the obvious pun.
When I clean out the Weber kettle with all the ash, it’s a hard choice. Should I add it to the compost pile or the mushroom pile.
NOTE: Only compost ash if your charcoal is safe. Make sure there’s no extra chemicals in it. I tended to use Cowboy Charcoal from Trader Joes. When I use Kingsford, I don’t compost it.
Mushroom pile? Yes, mushroom pile 🙂 I bought a morel mushroom kit from Territorial Seeds. I thought it would be a nice, self contained kit that I could grow on a counter or at least outside on a table. But no. It was highly complicated & required burned wood from a forest fire or ash from your burn barrel.
Obviously I was not the right person to buy it being in suburbia. And especially here in Silicon Valley where you get tarred & feathered if you have a fire in your fireplace. But that’s another blog.
Well I wasn’t willing to give up. So I took the ash from the Weber and mixed that with soil and compost and the mushroom spores, and tossed it in a damp place in the yard. The instructions say it’ll take 3 months to 2 years to see anything. Until then, I’ll keep dumping my ash on the pile and hope for the best.