Sunday, April 24, 2016

Shitake mushrooms

This might just look like a log to y'all but it's not just any ole log. Yesterday I went to my friends at Tant Hilll farm and we did a whole lotta these logs. Plus the ones we each got to take home for helping. In the fall, we hope they will be FULL of Shitake mushrooms! I sure hope mine is anyway. It was so much fun! They had it all set up where someone did the drilling, some others did the inoculating and others sealed with wax. Then we laid the logs on the John Deere tractor and took them over to the pallets, where we laid them log cabin style in the shade. We did 14 yesterday. Today Mark and Gina did 20 alone. They plan on having about 100 logs going, then adding more every few months. I would really love to have more logs going here myself, but it is quite costly.

Has anyone else tried doing this? And what kind of mushrooms? I'd love to hear about them.


Kim said...

I would love to do them as well. My hubs not a mushroom lover so, not so much. Can't wait to hear and see more of your log later on.

An At Home Daughter said...

My dad calls them toad stools and says they grow in cow pies. I love them! I wanted to get a mushroom log, but its just to expensive. We can get an awful lot of styrofoam containers of mushrooms for that price.

Denny Gross said...

I've never seen such a thing! I can't wait to see how yours turns out. I may try it myself.