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Mountain-priest mushroom

Mountain-priest mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) – a strictly protected beauty of our forests

Radek Štěpán 20. 02. 2023

You can find this beautiful mushroom on beech (and rarely oak) trunks all year round. This interesting fungus offers many medicinal benefits, but if you plan to go mushroom picking and get this “priest”, forget it. This guy is strictly…


Truffles also grow in our climate – but truffle picking is illegal…

Radek Štěpán 06. 01. 2023

Everyone knows truffles, the most expensive mushrooms in the world – the dream of many people, especially those who would like to find truffles on their own. But truffles are also grown in farms because they bring considerable profit to…

Oyster mushrooms

The oyster mushroom – a nice gift just before Christmas

Radek Štěpán 23. 12. 2022

What about taking a trip to the forest and collect mushrooms for Christmas? Sounds crazy? Well not really. This year’s winter seems to be mild again and we will probably see snow only at high-altitudes or hopefully on ski slopes…

Scarlet elfcup

Scarlet elfcup – an Austrian specialty

Radek Štěpán 18. 12. 2022

Do you love going to the woods even at this time of the year? Of course you do. It is always a good idea to spend some time in the nature, even though not many mushrooms grow this time of…


Can you still go mushroom picking in November

Radek Štěpán 15. 11. 2022

Did you know that there are mushrooms you can hunt even in November when it is rather cold? Mycologists claim that mushrooms grow even in November. But do not expect to find treasures that grow in the early fall or…

Parasol mushroom

Incorrect parasol mushroom picking destroys the mycelium

Radek Štěpán 13. 10. 2022

It has been a common knowledge for ages that when picking mushrooms you must gently twist it out of the ground. For us, hardcore mushroom pickers, this is a common practice and we do it automatically. Unfortunately, many do not…

Dried Mushroom

A short mushroom drying manual

Radek Štěpán 12. 10. 2022

If you buy dry mushrooms in stores you know that they are very expensive, but there is nothing easier than drying your own mushrooms at home. Plus, the mushrooms you buy in stores may be so dry that they may…


Mushroom freezing manual. Properly frozen and stored mushrooms will last a long time

Radek Štěpán 08. 10. 2022

Fresh mushrooms bought in a store or mushrooms you picked in the wild, or even crops you have grown in your garden will last you for many months, providing that you have stored them properly. There are many different types…


Best mushrooms for breading and frying

Radek Štěpán 04. 10. 2022

Are you heading out into the forest wishing to find the best mushroom for classic three-layer breading and frying? Sure, why not? You can bread and fry many mushrooms, but not all of them are best suited for this purpose.


How to grow mushrooms at home

Radek Štěpán 25. 09. 2022

Unfortunately, we cannot grow mushrooms from seeds. Mushrooms reproduce through mycelium, a root network of cells. When the conditions where mushrooms live get worse, they release spores that spread through the wind. When the spores find a better environment, they…