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sushiwaitress

First time homeowner with busy day job. Trying to transition from suburban lawn & tangled trees to edible landscaping. New Jersey USA Zone 7a

Lentinula edodes

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sushiwaitress

#homegrown #shiitakemushroom sauteed in olive oil with a little salt and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Needed a pinch of sugar which I'll remember for next time. 26 Oct 2022 #shiitake #mushroom #fungi #gyo-mushrooms #imadethis #eatwhatyougrow

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emch

#fungusamongus

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BakedKezzy

When you mailing me my plate?!) looks so delicious 🤤🤤🤤

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sushiwaitress

I probably picked this guy a few hours too early, but I knew there's no way I'd remember to go back out and get it. Such a #cute little button. 26 Oct 2022 #shiitake #mushroom #fungi #shiitakemushroom #gyo-mushrooms #fungusamongus

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sushiwaitress

On the way back inside from my evening walk I found #shiitakemushroom ready to be picked! Yay!!! 26 Oct 2022 #shiitake #mushroom #fungi #gyo-mushrooms

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emch

#fungusamongus

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sushiwaitress

On the way back inside from my evening walk I found #shiitakemushroom ready to be picked! Yay!!! 26 Oct 2022 #shiitake #mushroom #fungi #gyo-mushrooms #fungusamongus

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sushiwaitress

These #shiitakemushroom are a bit past their prime so I'm going to leave them here, but this is a GREAT sign for the future! 27 Sep 2022 #shiitake #mushroom #gyo-mushrooms #fungus #fungusamongus

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sushiwaitress

This is so exciting!!! 🍄🍄 27 Sep 2022 #shiitake #shiitakemushroom #mushroom #gyo-mushrooms #fungus #fungusamongus

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charlotte

Can you eat this ?

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sushiwaitress

Yes! These are shiitake mushrooms that are often in Japanese/Chinese food. I bought the spawn last fall and inoculated some logs and this is the first time the mushrooms have appeared. @charlotte

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sushiwaitress

The white stuff on the end of the log is #shiitake #mycelium that has slowly made its way through the log. This is a GREAT sign and means I just might have several years of mushroom harvests. 27 Sep 2022 #shiitakemushroom #fungi #fungusamongus

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lesliecole49

I'm not a mushroom fan but this is very cool for you

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philstalder

Wonderful, love the flavor of them. Hope you started a factory 🏭

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sushiwaitress

Right after discovering the winecaps Hubby suggested that we look at the #shiitakemushroom #logs we inoculated last fall. I was all "I gave up on those" and he's like "let's just look anyway" and surpriiiiiiiise! 🍄🍄🍄🍄 27 Sep 2022

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lesliecole49

How did you 'inoculate '?

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sushiwaitress

@lesliecole49 I bought some wooden dowel plugs that already had the shiitake mycelium on them (www.fieldforest.net) and then drilled holes in the logs and hammered in the plugs. There's a beginner's kit that has everything you need, but you have to get your own logs.

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sushiwaitress

https://www.fieldforest.net/category/shiitake-plug-kits

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richard.spicer.7906

Yay! Well done 🍄

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lesliecole49

Logs, I have an abundance of

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sushiwaitress

Finally finished plugging my last #shiitake #log and stapled on the aluminum tag. I also forgot that I needed to water the logs quite a bit after inoculating, so I dunked them back in the water overnight. Hope that wasn't too much water. Guess we'll see. #experiment #wood 24 Oct 2021

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Dragon_Warrior

Very cool 🍄 😋

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sushiwaitress

Stacked my #shiitake #mushroom #logs in a log-cabin stack, which is on top of some big bluestone slabs that we removed from our back yard a few months ago. Looks like a tomb....🤣 👻☠💀🦇🕸🕷⚰🍬🍫🍭🍊 16 Oct 2021 #experiment #ediblelandscaping #permaculture #spooky #halloween

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columbiariver

I love this 💕 I've been watching YouTube videos for 2 hours. This is happening soon at my house. Our son's went up into deep forests yesterday and brought home a lot of chanterelles. Last year I dried some, very good. Did you order plugs?

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sushiwaitress

@columbiariver I ordered the small kit from www.fieldforest.net and yes it was plug spawn. It came with the drill bit and wax and was really easy. Would definitely recommend. Hardest part for me was coming up with the oak logs.

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telswirld

😂 hope it works 🤞🏻

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sushiwaitress

All done! Smeared the wax over the end of the dowel to seal in the moisture. The wax was the consistency of lip balm and was simple to use. This is my first try at growing mushrooms and so far the hardest part was coming up with the oak logs. 11 Oct 2021 #experiment #ediblelandscaping #permaculture #mushroom #shiitake

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godfreye

Good luck Ruth🍄🍄🍄

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sushiwaitress

Step 4: hammer these dowel plugs into the drilled holes and seal the holes with wax. The dowels were really easy to hammer in. They fit perfectly and went in easily with 5 or 6 light taps. 11 Oct 2021 #experiment #ediblelandscaping #permaculture #mushroomspawn #shiitake

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sushiwaitress

Step 3: hammer the small dowels that have the mushroom spawn into the holes in the logs. The #kit came with everything I needed: the drill bit, a collar to limit the depth of the holes, wax that I can just scoop out with my finger (no need to melt it!) to cover up the dowels and seal in the moisture. Hammer & logs not included. 11 Oct 2021

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sushiwaitress

There is quite a bit of #lichen on these logs. I hope that doesn't cause a problem but we'll seeeeee..... 11 Oct 2021

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lovestogarden

So interesting!

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thehardygardener

Magical project, go you

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sushiwaitress

Step 2 of #shiitake growing: My hubby, my hero 😍 he's drilling inch deep holes in my #oak #logs so I can stuff in the #mushroom spawn. No sawhorse, no problem! 11 Oct 2021 #experiment #ediblelandscaping #permaculture #improvise

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sushiwaitress

Step 1 of making mushroom #logs : Overnight soak in water. It seems that this step miiiiiight be optional, so we're doing our best. It'll be another #experiment #shiitake #gyo 10 Oct 2021

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