mushroom logs behind the playhouse (wineberry jungle to the left)
Well, even though we followed our friend's instructions we didn't enjoy any mushrooms last year. But this is a new year!
We tried again by soaking the inoculated logs in cold water for several days (a few weeks ago), then set them out again in the shade. The change in temperature did the trick. About a week later, we had a good handful of mushrooms.
What in the world was I going to do with our first harvest?! Well, it was pizza night so the grownup pizza was dressed to gills with mushrooms. And they were delicious.
Occasional soakings throughout the summer should give us multiple and every-increasing-in-size mini harvests of the fungi goodness. Whoohoo! It's working. It turns out that what you need most for growing mushrooms (if you're us) is patience:-).
one of the next batch coming alongPin It