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Shiitake Mushroom Kit – 2 weeks later & first harvest

January 25, 2012


I have been a mushroom farmer for two weeks now.  My mushroom kit started out a nice white color and has two weeks later taken on an icky brown color.  I have been faithfully spraying the growing medium two times each day with de-chlorinated water.  After two weeks, sadly I have only two mushrooms.  One […]

Shiitake Mushroom Kit – Start

January 14, 2012


For Christmas I received a shiitake mushroom growing kit from my brother and sister-in-law.  This is something I have always wanted to try.  It is pretty easy, but time will tell if I have any success. The kit consists of a large block of growing medium and a humidity tent.  The growing medium looks a […]

December Mushroom Identification

December 28, 2011


While hiking in Lake Hope State Park this week I took special note of the mushrooms that I saw along the way.  I wasn’t sure if mushrooms would still be visible in cold months of winter, but I quickly found that many types of mushrooms were visible from the hiking trail.  I have attempted to […]