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Labeling mushroom logs

Labelling mushroom logs

We've used a couple of different techniques to label mushroom logs over the years. Previously, we cut squares out of flashing material and scratched a number on each one. That worked well...except sometimes it was hard to read the scratched number and sometimes the sharp edges cut into my hands.

Better has been a very simple system using plastic circles that we accumulate while making EZ Misers. One circle is WW70, two circles is Snow Cap, and three circles is Native Harvest. Aside from having to check my key every time I want to know which variety is currently fruiting, the new technique has been trouble-free.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Where are you getting your mushroom spawn from? I've never heard of "snow caps".
Comment by Nayan Wed Oct 26 08:06:06 2016
Me neither! If I ran across that one in the woods I'd be afraid! :)
Comment by be Fri Oct 28 17:43:09 2016
Snow caps are a type of shitake mushroom. Very tasty..I think theyre considered cool weather type. Where are you in the foothills of Ohio?? I live near Albany..
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