Monday, January 19, 2009

mycologists have more fungi

I have been waiting to use that line since 1994.

I bought a Shitake mushroom block online. Here are the first little mushrooms emerging.

Here they are just a couple of days later:

Mushrooms for dinner next week, for sure.

The block will produce for a couple of weeks, then it goes dormant for a couple of weeks, then it produces again. I think we'll get about 3 months out of that. It will be spring by then. We'll use the rest of the block to innoculate some logs or a tree trunk that we have in the back yard, to get a shitake colony going outside. I'm excited about it.

1 comment:

Christina said...

hahah That's so cool. I've never seen one of those before.