Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Harvesting Shiitake Mushrooms

We had a decent crop of shiitake mushrooms this fall. I'd innoculated several oak logs a couple years ago with mushroom spawn.  Half were subsequently colonized by shelf mushrooms but the rest are producing tasty shiitakes.  The trick is to check on your logs often during the spring and fall months. I've lost a few big harvests simply because of neglect. All in all, growing mushrooms on logs is a fun gardening project. 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Garlic Planting Time

I look forward this every year. Planting bulbs (in this case, garlic cloves) is such a rewarding thing. It gives you something to look forward to when winter is at its bleakest.