Jack brought home a Shiitake mushroom log last week. Apparently I get one from him every season. I had no idea!
Last season I got an oyster mushroom log (shown on the left) that I wrote about here >>>. Check out the difference with the Shiitake on the right. Interesting, eh?
I’m hoping they’ll do a Candy Cap mushroom log someday. I would love to grow them and make ice cream. Oh, heavenly. Sigh. Reminds me of Mendocino.
Anyway, here’s a little recap on how these suckers work …
You keep the log in a plastic bag or under a garden cloche, if you have one, where it can live in a humid environment. Poke holes all over the bag for ventilation. Mist the log several times a day and if it gets too wet, just leave the bag open for awhile. In a couple of days you’ll start to see mushrooms pop up.
We’re a couple days into it here; I have a feeling in about a week this little log will be covered in mushrooms.
Mmmm. I’m already day dreaming about fresh pasta with a lovely mushroom sauce.
They’re better than flowers!