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Grow Your Own Mushrooms

Yesterday afternoon was really beautiful; the sun was shining and it was in the high 30′s temperature wise. Perfect for digging up the back hillside and planting some of the tulips that have been waiting in the garage. About dusk, I wandered back into the maple grove to look around and to my surprise I noticed some of the my mushrooms logs had started to produce mushrooms!


Inoculating logs is easy, basically you drill holes in the logs 3-4 inches apart in a diamond pattern, pound in the spawn plugs, cover with wax and let sit in a shaded area. After a few months you can start watering the logs to encourage fruiting, or you can let them fruit naturally during spring and fall rains.

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Taken on December 1, 2011