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How to Grow Truffles

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To grow truffles, first you’ll need to buy tree seedlings that have been inoculated with truffle spores from a nursery. Then, plant the inoculated seedlings in a secure, fenced-off area. Keep in mind that truffles need 4 distinct seasons in order to grow. Install an irrigation system around the seedlings to keep them watered. You’ll need to maintain a soil pH between 7.5 and 8.3 and keep the area free of grass and weeds so the truffles thrive. It will take around 5 years until your truffles are ready to be harvested. To harvest them, dig them up around the base of the trees at the beginning of winter. Some truffle growers train a dog to sniff out truffles hidden underground to make harvesting easier. To learn how to train your dog to find truffles, read on!

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