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Mini mushroom log experiment works!

Mini mushroom log experiment works!

Our mini mushroom log experiment showed some impressive fruiting yesterday.

We thought having a smaller area to colonize would prompt fruiting a little sooner compared to a full size log, but it seems the pace is the same as the big logs.

I wonder how much a fruiting log like this would bring at a Farmers Market?



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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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I bought a log like that at farmers market for 15 dollars! It is awesome. It seems to have a long life, but I have lost track of exactly how long it has been producing.
Comment by Maggie Sun Oct 2 17:05:17 2016

What kind of mushrooms are those and are they edible?

I just bought some maitake plugs so we'll see what happens in a few years.

Comment by Nayan Sun Oct 2 19:06:53 2016
I would pay $25-$30 for one of these logs. The little cardboard boxes filled with sawdust and stuff usually go for $10-$15 here in California and they don't last very long.
Comment by Kat Fri Oct 7 13:33:54 2016





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