Simply Resourceful

Simple ways to be more conscious about how we use our resources.

Shitake Mushroom Harvest!

After a few weeks of dry weather, we received a few days of rain.  Everything here needed a good drink, including the mushroom logs we inoculated in 2013.  This is our first large harvest from these logs: 5 lb 3.2 oz

They were recently moved from the side of the house to behind the barn in a shady, humid area.  The logs are elevated off the ground with cinder blocks to allow air circulation and minimize rot.

The logs were moved because the top logs were drying out from too much sun exposure and lack of moisture. The bottom logs produced much better. 

Looking good!

After saving a few for fresh eating, the rest were dehydrated: only 0.4 pounds after dehydration.


Lee @ July 30, 2014 at 6:57 PM  

This is soooo cool! It is on my to do list for a while but can't seem to get it done. I am sure those mushrooms taste so good. Thanks for sharing.

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