Growing Mushrooms

First attempt to grow mushrooms

The time came to start some mushrooms. I bought grain inoculant for shiitake mushrooms and plugs for chicken of the woods.

Here is my first attempt to prepare my own mini plugs. I made two batches of them. One from an ash wood, another from sugar maple. Sepp Holzer proposes two ways to start micellium: in a plastic bag and in a cotton cloth. I decided to try them both.

Inoculating mini plugs with grain starter.

Inoculating mini plugs with grain starter.

Storing plugs in an aquaponic system to keep humidity

Storing plugs in an aquaponic system to keep humidity

Short report for the year 2014