Plug spawn is used to grow gourmet medicinal and edible mushrooms on freshly cut (green) hardwood logs or stumps left at 3-4' tall. Each bag contains 100-150 plugs, enough to inoculate five 3' logs 4-10" in diameter. Once inoculated the logs must be put in a shady area exposed to natural rainfall and out of direct summer sun for 9-12 months. Mushrooms fruit from the logs in the spring and summer months following a two day soaking in a stream, pond, or rain barrel. Your shitake logs will continue to produce until they rot to the ground, anywhere from 5-10 years. This is a great garden project and a great gift for the Do-It-Yourselfer. It includes easy to follow instructions. All you need is a drill and access to freshly cut hardwood logs.
*Warning* Once you taste fresh just-harvested shitakes there will be no going back to the rubber supermarket variety. Kind of a "point-of-no-return" type of thing.
Please visit our friends at Cascadia Mushrooms for all your mushroom dreams!
$16 (price includes $4.00 additional shipping)