Has anyone made their own homemade Mycorrhizae soil amendment? It's too expensive for our budget to buy in the amt. we need. There also has got to be a much simpler way to encourage it to grow where you want it to, rather than depending upon commercial products! If it travels in nature, there should be a way to encourage it to where you need it.
We have loads of edible mushrooms growing around our property, but would like this beneficial fungi to grow in our many raised beds to enhance plant development. (Beds consist mostly of compost with a hay mulch cover, and are regularly irrigated via rainwater barrels.)
Last summer we attempted transferring some fruiting mushrooms into one raised bed with no affect. Can you simply grind up dried mushrooms and sprinkle the powder onto plant roots before planting them? How about chopping up mushrooms and putting pieces into the planting hole?