Shiitake Arrival

Our experiment in growing shiitakes is starting to bear fruit.  Fungus, more accurately.

Last winter I cut down a couple of small white oaks and sawed them into 3 to 4 foot logs.  I drilled holes into the logs and hammered in wood plugs innoculated with shiitake spawn that I purchased from Field and Forest Products.  Finally, I stacked the logs next to an old barn.  I was hopeful, but had my doubts.

So I was very pleased when I discovered this a few days ago.

These logs should continue producing mushrooms for years.

Now we’re looking at shiitake recipes and I’m already planning to add more logs this winter.

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