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Mushroom log soaking station

 mushroom log closeup

We finished up the new oyster mushroom logs today and carefully moved the old logs to the new station. This time we're using two rows of metal pipe to keep the logs off the ground, which helps to keep out unwanted fungus that's not as edible.

Credit goes to Chest of for the lovely image next to our picture.

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That's a LOT of mushroom logs! You're going to have such a fun crop! The accompanying image is beautiful. :)
Comment by Eliza Tue Feb 23 19:26:39 2010

Yeah, once we lined them up, I was suddenly amazed at the number! We've been adding more logs for three years now, so some of the oldest ones may be past their prime. We started with masses of shiitakes, but last year experimented with a few oysters and discovered we liked them better (and they are easier to propagate.) So we had to get more oyster mushroom spawn to match up with all of our shiitake logs. :-)

Of course, the real reason we have so many logs is because Mark really likes mushrooms. Whenever I come to him with our mushroom spawn order penciled in, he multiplies everything by three and gives it back to me. :-)

Comment by anna Tue Feb 23 19:33:37 2010

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime