Choose from either the traditional Shiitake mushroom for your logs or our favorite grey Oyster Mushroom strain for either cut logs or stumps. Both strains prefer hardwoods like Alder, Oak, or Birch.
Plug spawn grown at Cascadia Mushrooms are made only with high-quality and vigorous growing strains of Shiitake and grey Oyster Mushrooms that fruit in a wide-range of temperatures and climates.
Each bag of spawn contains 100+ plugs, enough to inoculate 3 to 5 logs that are 3 to 4 feet in length. Once inoculated, the logs must be placed in a shady area exposed to natural rainfall and out of direct summer sun. Mushrooms begin to fruit in one or two years after prolonged soaking. They will continue to produce until the logs rot to the ground (anywhere from 3-7 years!). This is a great garden project and makes an excellent gift for the Do-It-Yourself gardener or homesteader.
Includes easy to follow instructions--requires some tools and sealing wax.