Shiitake Log Inoculation

We have finished inoculating shiitake logs for the season!  We inoculated 310 logs over the past month.  Although these won’t be fruiting until next year, we will now begin to fruit the 80 or so logs that we inoculated Spring 2010.  Later this spring, we will also inoculate about 60 more oyster mushroom logs.  Here’s some shots of the process and our laying yard:

Step 1: Drill holes in the log

Step 2: Jam spawn into all the holes

Step 3: Seal the holes with wax

Step 4: Make tidy stacks of logs in the shade

We love how all the stacks of mushroom logs look in the woods:

Thanks to our friends who have lent a hand inoculating this spring!

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About Tangled Roots Farm

A forest shiitake mushroom farmer in Shrewsbury, Vermont.
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