Monday, July 19, 2010

Shitake mushrooms

A quick how to on Shitake:

Shitake spore in Beechwood dowels

Dowels are inserted into drill holes in Oak logs
Hot cheese wax covers the holes

Ready to be stacked 

Stacked logs rest under rainforest shade for 1 year until mushroom fruiting

and the lovely rainforest provides more than enough mulch for all our gardening needs


  1. Great stuff Paul
    I just did the same thing but with Blackwood logs, It will be interesting to see how they compare to each other.
    Cheers Sean from Carrajung

  2. hey yeah, i still have 1/2 a bag of dowels left so will try some blackwood too. almost spring!!!