Permaculture forum: Grow Shitakes

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hazelnut
Mar 21, 2012 6:58 AM CST
http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ALB00026/Growing-Shiitake-Mushro...

Here's how you can add some shitake mushrooms to your 'food forest' garden. Very healthy.

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=122

Known for their ability to support the immune system and fight the development of tumors, there are a lot more reasons to grow your own fresh mushrooms.

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=122

Note: that grocery store mushrooms, unlike wild and Asian mushrooms, may be dangerous to your health.

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400053/are-mushrooms-good-for...
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Mar 21, 2012 7:29 AM CST

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The author performed his inoculation only 3 days after cutting the logs. This is probably advice that is best not taken, as trees naturally produce anti-fungal compounds. It takes several weeks for these compounds to break down and disappear after the wood is cut.

Here is a good spawn plugs tutorial: http://fungiperfecti.com/plugs/index.html

I'd love to do this myself. Maybe this year!

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hazelnut
Mar 22, 2012 8:14 AM CST
Thanks, dave. Me too, Maybe next year. Maybe alder is more receptive to the fungal spores?
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dave
Mar 22, 2012 6:20 PM CST

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I don't have any alder but I have plenty of oak and I believe that's the wood I'll use.

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hazelnut
Mar 23, 2012 7:46 AM CST
You can also grow morrels, but it is a bit complicated. (A real challenge).

http://www.thefarm.org/mushroom/morel.html

Morrels season is just starting now in the Northern Michigan Woods!

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