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I inoculated five logs with black oyster mushroom spawn this morning. I did quite well with growing mushroom logs in the basement for a number of years, then nothing worked for several years. I gave up on it for a few years but am trying again. I'm currently waiting for the spawn plugs for shiitake and piopinni mushrooms to add to the mushroom farm.


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I inoculated five logs with black oyster mushroom spawn this morning.


I've been catching references to this for years, yet have gained
no knowledge. What is actually involved in inoculating logs? Do
you drill holes and put spores in them?

Also, for having them in your basement, how does moisture work? Do
you set them in water? Or spray them? Or what?

I don't actually like *eating* mushrooms, but growing them fascinates
me.

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On Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 8:57:25 PM UTC-4, Drew Lawson wrote:
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Pavel314 writes:
I inoculated five logs with black oyster mushroom spawn this morning.


I've been catching references to this for years, yet have gained
no knowledge. What is actually involved in inoculating logs? Do
you drill holes and put spores in them?

Also, for having them in your basement, how does moisture work? Do
you set them in water? Or spray them? Or what?

I don't actually like *eating* mushrooms, but growing them fascinates
me.

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| What you do is your own glory
| What you love is your own power
| What you live is your own story


You buy short wooden pegs in which the mushroom spawn is growing. These are available at various websites, like fungi.com There are several species of edible mushrooms that grow on wood.

You need logs from trees which have been recently felled. When the pegs arrive, you drill 5/16" holes in the logs and tap in the pegs. I used about 20 pegs per log on this batch, with the logs being about 3" diameter and about 18" long.

I'm currently soaking the logs overnight and will put them in the basement rack tomorrow morning. You have to keep them moist; my mushroom rack is right near the basement sink, so I can hook up a hose and spray wand to wet them down a couple times a week.

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Pavel314 wrote:
I inoculated five logs with black oyster mushroom spawn this morning. I did quite well with growing mushroom logs in the basement for a number of years, then nothing worked for several years. I gave up on it for a few years but am trying again. I'm currently waiting for the spawn plugs for shiitake and piopinni mushrooms to add to the mushroom farm.


i wanted to do a mushroom farm along the north hedge, but
the person who was supposed to bring me some green wood
forgot and so it never happened.

enjoy! i love mushrooms and would eat more if i could
get them growing here. no basement though, they'd have to
be outside.


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Pavel314 writes:
On Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 8:57:25 PM UTC-4, Drew Lawson wrote:
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Pavel314 writes:
I inoculated five logs with black oyster mushroom spawn this morning.


I've been catching references to this for years, yet have gained
no knowledge. What is actually involved in inoculating logs? Do
you drill holes and put spores in them?

Also, for having them in your basement, how does moisture work? Do
you set them in water? Or spray them? Or what?

I don't actually like *eating* mushrooms, but growing them fascinates
me.

--
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| What you do is your own glory
| What you love is your own power
| What you live is your own story


You buy short wooden pegs in which the mushroom spawn is growing. These are available at various websites, like
fungi.com There are several species of edible mushrooms that grow on wood.

You need logs from trees which have been recently felled. When the pegs arrive, you drill 5/16" holes in the logs and
tap in the pegs. I used about 20 pegs per log on this batch, with the logs being about 3" diameter and about 18" long.


I'm currently soaking the logs overnight and will put them in the basement rack tomorrow morning. You have to keep them
moist; my mushroom rack is right near the basement sink, so I can hook up a hose and spray wand to wet them down a
couple times a week.

Paul


Thank you.

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Boys! Grow Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar!


wish i had one Derald!


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On Friday, April 19, 2019 at 5:47:38 PM UTC-4, songbird wrote:
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Boys! Grow Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar!


wish i had one Derald!


songbird


I remember those ads in comic books in the 50's and 60's. They also suggested raising chinchillas and offered free foreign postage stamps, with the obligatory approval service in small print.

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On Friday, April 19, 2019 at 5:47:38 PM UTC-4, songbird wrote:
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Boys! Grow Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar!


wish i had one Derald!


I remember those ads in comic books in the 50's and 60's. They also suggested raising chinchillas and offered free foreign postage stamps, with the obligatory approval service in small print.


*former sea monkey purchaser*


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songbird wrote:
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songbird wrote:
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Boys! Grow Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar!

wish i had one Derald!


Well, that's a reference to a Ray Bradbury story from a decade long
past. If I had a cellar that did not collapse, I'd probably spend more
time pumping it dry than growing mushrooms!


that is the problem here, the water table is
too high for any kind of basement unless you
pump water continually. if i stay longer term
i've thought of putting a small divider in
this room to give me some storage/pantry space
along the north wall, but it still wouldn't be
a cellar.


songbird


I've recently taken an interest in mushroom cultivation and I'm working
on making my first grain spawn from some mycelia that a friend gave me
(pink oysters). I'm planning to grow them on a straw and coffee
substrate in a plastic tote. No basement or cellar required.

I've found Fresh Cap Mushrooms to be a great resource for step by step
instructions. You can find him on YouTube and they have a good website.
He shows how to do it all! How to grow cultured on agar dishes, prepare
and inoculate grain spawn, grow in an outdoor bed, build a laminar hood,
etc. If you're interested in growing mushrooms, you should really check
them out.

Also, northspore.com has a great selection of spawn and other resources.


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On Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:36:52 AM UTC-4, downtime null wrote:
songbird wrote:
wrote:
songbird wrote:
wrote:
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Boys! Grow Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar!

wish i had one Derald!


Well, that's a reference to a Ray Bradbury story from a decade long
past. If I had a cellar that did not collapse, I'd probably spend more
time pumping it dry than growing mushrooms!


that is the problem here, the water table is
too high for any kind of basement unless you
pump water continually. if i stay longer term
i've thought of putting a small divider in
this room to give me some storage/pantry space
along the north wall, but it still wouldn't be
a cellar.


songbird


I've recently taken an interest in mushroom cultivation and I'm working
on making my first grain spawn from some mycelia that a friend gave me
(pink oysters). I'm planning to grow them on a straw and coffee
substrate in a plastic tote. No basement or cellar required.

I've found Fresh Cap Mushrooms to be a great resource for step by step
instructions. You can find him on YouTube and they have a good website.
He shows how to do it all! How to grow cultured on agar dishes, prepare
and inoculate grain spawn, grow in an outdoor bed, build a laminar hood,
etc. If you're interested in growing mushrooms, you should really check
them out.

Also, northspore.com has a great selection of spawn and other resources.


Thanks, I'll take a look at Fresh Cap.

I started some morel mycelium in jars of rice a few years ago. It grew well but nothing edible has been produced from the beds I inoculated outside.

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Thanks, I'll take a look at Fresh Cap.

I started some morel mycelium in jars of rice a few years ago. It grew well but nothing edible has been produced from the beds I inoculated outside.


they may take several years to show up.

if you ever get some fresh ones rinse them
off and throw the water in various places around
the yard. those millions of spores may travel
much further and then find a suitable home.

if you've not seen this page it is worth a
skim/pics of morels that have shown up here...
interesting to me that they've grown where
they have. i would never have expected them
where they did:

http://www.anthive.com/project/fungi/


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