5.19.12 Backyard mushrooms

This month’s rains delivered an unexpected crop of shiitake on logs we’d given up as spent. More on growing these mushrooms can be found in the archives, here and here.

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11 Responses to 5.19.12 Backyard mushrooms

  1. Fantastic-now how are you going to cook them??

  2. Wow, super super cool.

  3. pooks says:

    This makes me want to grow more mushrooms. The only ones I’ve grown were from a kit.

    • leduesorelle says:

      It’s not difficult to set up the logs, but you do have to pay attention to moisture at the right time…

  4. Mmmmm. What an unexpected gift! Delicious…

    • leduesorelle says:

      Still in shock at the harvest, we were just planning to send the logs to the brush pile!

      • Maybe you should hang onto them? Is there any chance they’d produce again? It’s so cool…

        • leduesorelle says:

          We will most certainly keep them now that we know they’re still capable of producing!

          • Jenny says:

            shitake logs will produce for many years if they are outside in shade and and have moisture to grow. You have to jolt them in spring – take a malot and strike each log to get them moving. they grow best when they’re vertical (upright).

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