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Anyone in southern Maine inertested in growing Mushrooms?

Posted by infiniteohms 5 Me (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 13, 08 at 13:39

I'm going to try doing some Shitake and Oyster mushrooms on logs this spring... would anybody be interested in splitting an order? About $20 would get you enough sawdust spawn to inoculate 25-30 logs 4"-6" in diameter a and 3' in length. If more then one person wants to split an order we could get 3 types of spawn.

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RE: Anyone in southern Maine inertested in growing Mushrooms?

whoops, it would be more like $30 after shipping. Still cheap compared to buying by yourself.

RE: Anyone in southern Maine inertested in growing Mushrooms?

Don't know the first thing about growing mushrooms...

RE: Anyone in southern Maine inertested in growing Mushrooms?

The basics are very simple, however (like most things involving living things) it would take a lifetime to master.
I plan to use the "natural" outdoor technique:
1. acquire spawn (buy it or grow it yourself)
2. drill holes in logs 4"-6" in diameter and 3'-4' long.
3. Add spawn to holes and seal with wax
4. Put the logs in your garden/yard to incubate, they would be in a shaded moist spot.
5. when fully colonized and correct conditions prevail the mushrooms will fruit.

Thats just an overview, but if you are interested in a bit more in depth view you can check out this site:

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