Yesterday was a beautiful day–warm and breezy. I took advantage of it to plant some blueberry bushes and to prep our spring brassicas garden, planting mizuna, arugula and komatsuna. There’s still a lot of planting to do, but we’re moving along a little better than last year.
But before I started on the gardens I spent part of the morning preparing to inoculate more mushroom logs.
The first step is to cut down a small white oak. I don’t like cutting down a perfectly good tree, no matter how good the reason. I decided to take down half of a double tree, so the tree remains.
After the logs have aged for a few days, I’ll put in the shiitake spawn and add them to the stacks.
A few mushrooms are starting to peep out already.
This picture from last fall shows what we’re hoping for.
Growing mushrooms is simple and requires very little effort once the logs are inoculated. And the rewards are delicious.