Oh hey, no worries at all about the questions.
The mushroom grow. Comparing mushroom growing to cannabis growing is like comparing a kindergartner growing a sunflower seed with Matt Damon on Mars trying to grow potatoes out of… It has been a humbling six plus months of failure and good deal of money to blow. But I think I am finally close to some success. I did eek out a total of 46 wet grams for a couple of trips. A 26 gram fun trip for me and then my husband was having a super down time and wanted to kill depression with a sledge hammer and took 20 grams fresh for quite the ride but it worked for him. We are excited to get a crop in soon. I am excited for him to have a fun trip and not have his only trip what most people would call ‘bad’ but has been super instrumental in opening his memory up and starting the healing process of being abandoned at birth and then placed in an entirely inappropriate family. The healing for both of us has been phenomenal. My therapist, who is now my friend, and got me when I was catatonic with severe PTSD and seen what therapy, EMDR, and several mushroom trips has done for me, has been so supportive and loves the idea of the mushrooms. She is starting a neurofeedback clinic in Lufkin, Tx and this therapy works very much like psilocybin. It has been fascinating to study and learn to grow. I learned I cannot play it as fast and loose as I might with my cannabis. They do not tolerate mistakes well. I liken cannabis as the dog and psilocybin as the cat. A dog wants to please and is excited to be your friend and do whatever you want and excel and will forgive you for just about any mistake you make. A mushroom is a big middle finger to you and good luck chuck on getting one on board but, oh, when you do, it is so well worth the time and patience you had to gain to figure it all out.
It is certainly cheaper than cannabis. Syringes run $17-35 range. I figured out, so far, that popcorn TEK I make, and then BoomR bag substrate to fruit in a monotub may well be success. My BRF Tek was so so and wasn’t the right kind. I failed at grain spawn. I spent too much on premade kits that people can make for a 100th of the cost. The Martha Tent became the seedling tent. The 5x5 gorilla grow tent will become the mushroom tent and then cannabis goes to the greenhouse until the metal shop for the production grow is built next year. I am so bound and determined to make this work with mushrooms that I am willing to try whatever it takes. I want to grow the edible Lion’s Mane, oysters, and medicinal ones, too.