Now Available from Fundy Spores!
Grow-Your-Own Shiitake Mushroom Logs
Relate to a whole new dimension
of your garden:
Cultivate Shiitake Mushrooms at home!
Homestead-Grown vs. Grocery Store Mushrooms
Commercial shiitakes are often produced using blocks of compressed sawdust.
Natural logs make more complex and nutritious food available
to the growing fungi, resulting in healthier and better-tasting mushrooms!
While these mushrooms will grow on a variety of hardwoods, our sustainably harvested shiitake logs are cut at our homestead from fast-growing and locally abundant alder stands.
Logs range from approximately 12-14” in length and 3-5” in diameter.
Yield & Lifespan:
As living organisms, each shiitake culture is unique: interactions between the microclimate of your home environment and the log determine when and how many times you can expect it to fruit (produce mushrooms). Requiring relatively little attention, your log can be expected to fruit for the first time in either Spring or Autumn of 2016, and to enter a cycle of dormancy and fruiting that can last for several seasons.
What is that stuff covering the holes?
Wax protects the places where the shiitake fungus has been introduced to the log. We use a 100% vegan (no animal by-products or testing), biodegradable, non-GMO soy-based wax that is manufactured up to FDA and Kosher standards. Your mushroom mycelium has been exposed to no petroleum nor paraffin.