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