4.21.14 Cultivated Shiitake Mushrooms + Ramps

4.21.14 Cultivated Shiitake Mushrooms + Ramps

As soon as last week’s snow melted, we poked around the garden and came across one of the shiitake logs fruiting. We’d long given up on them, but they’ve proven tenacious.

4.21.14 Cultivated Shiitake Mushrooms + Ramps

Two logs were inoculated in 2010 and left in wooded part of our garden. They usually last 1 to 2 years, and up to four years if unsoaked.

4.21.14 Cultivated Shiitake Mushrooms + Ramps

A tiny patch of ramps have also reappeared — still not enough to harvest, though encouraging just the same. We buy ramps sold with their roots attached to use as planting stock, and will be on the lookout for more to add to the garden.

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5 Responses to 4.21.14 Cultivated Shiitake Mushrooms + Ramps

  1. Michelle says:

    How fun, you do try growing some very adventurous veggies!

  2. Wow, great photos. And, love ramps!! (and shiitakes, of course)

  3. Jody says:

    Very cool. We took a class on this last year and have a log now. We’re waiting to see how things turn out.

  4. Jean Eno says:

    I can imagine how pleasantly surprised you were in finding those fruiting logs! I’d have been giddy!

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