Should I use a mesh bag?

January 24th, 2013

Yellow Morel Mushroom Indiana
When giving presentations on morels, there are several questions that I am guaranteed to get asked. Topping the list are:

1.) Should I use a mesh bag?
2.) Should I use a knife to cut mushrooms or pull them up?
3.) Do morels “pop up” or grow over time?

People have solidified opinions on all of these questions, and sometimes it is hard to break through what they have known for decades.  With another year having lapsed, people are starting to get the mushroom fever, so this is a good time to add to the sickness and start some discussion. These questions are more complicated than they may initially appear, so there will be several different posts over the course of time. On with number 1:

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