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Shitake Sunday

Shitake mushroom harvesting from logs.

We harvested enough shitake mushrooms today to last several meals.

Might be our biggest shitake harvest so far.

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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 had to share. I've had shiitakes in logs since I moved onto my property. But this year I found the secret. When the temps dip down to about 50 and are going to stay there for a bit I turn a sprinkler on the logs and drown them. We picked over 25 pounds of mushrooms last fall.
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