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Hidden shitake treasure

shitake mushroom drying

I found several shitake mushrooms hiding in the weeds today.

They were a little too damp, but a couple of hours in the Excalibur fixed that.

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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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Did you inoculate the beds with shitake spawn or did they just "appear" there?
Comment by nayan Tue Oct 21 09:26:46 2014
We got the spawn and made some logs. Follow the link for shitake mushrooms for more information on how we did that.
Comment by mark Tue Oct 21 15:54:23 2014
Ah, we just got our Excalibur in the mail yesterday. I'm not sure what I'm going to dry first!
Comment by Stephen Wed Oct 22 08:52:01 2014

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