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Growing Shiitake Mushrooms

In late July of 2011, some friends and I in British Columbia, Canada – where I have a summer home – decided to prepare alder logs for growing shiitake mushrooms. A pleasant, productive way to spend an afternoon. And in July of 2013, we finally harvested and feasted on the mushrooms of our labors!

Read the full story: The Great Shiitake Experiment

 

  • 8 Watering Alder Logs
  • 16 Shiitake log 2013
  • 20 Shiitake picked 2013
  • 19 Shiitake log 2013
  • 18 Shiitake log 2013
  • 17 Shiitake log 2013
  • 14 Preparing the Shiitake 2
  • 10 Alder Logs
  • 9 Watering Alder Logs 2
  • 11 First Shiitake on Log
  • 12 Closeup of Shiitake
  • 13 Preparing the Shiitake
  • 15 Shiitake log 2013
  • 1 Trimming Alder Logs
  • 2 Hammering Shiitake Plugs
  • 3 Spacing the Plug Spawns
  • 4 Preparing 16 Logs
  • 5 Sealing w Soy Wax
  • 6 16 Completed Logs