E-Mail 'Growing Shitake Mushrooms on Logs, by Dave S.' To A Friend

Email a copy of 'Growing Shitake Mushrooms on Logs, by Dave S.' to a friend

* Required Field

Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries.

Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries.

E-Mail Image Verification

Loading ... Loading ...


  1. Great article!

    I live in the Pacific Northwest and we get a lot of mushrooms growing around here some of which are poisonous. Do you ever have a problem with poisonous wild mushrooms taking over your log?

  2. For each log, after the 5-6 years when you have to start over with a new log, do you have to order new spawn, or is there a way to just propogate the colony from the old log? And is that safe and effective?

  3. If I recall correctly, mushrooms (fungi) are actually closer genetically to animals than plants. As the author mentions in the intro, you should consider them almost a meat nutritionally (complete protein).

  4. Thanks Dave! Your article convinced us to give it shot at raising mushrooms for our use. Hopefully you will be able to respond to questions regarding if it is possible to re-propagate from existing logs rather than buying new plugs; recommendation(s) on where to purchase from; and what critters like these mushroom so we can take steps to safeguard our garden.

  5. I have understood from various “survival and wild plant experts” that mushrooms in general have very little nutritional value. Seems like a lot of effort for very little gain. I have never heard that the mushroom was a complete protein, similar to meat nutritionally. I think I would rather save the oak tree, let the acorns fall, then bow harvest a whitetail deer feeding on them. Takes a lot of mushrooms to equal a whitetail.

  6. Great article! Thanks for sharing! I’ve looked at those kits and often wondered. I see them for sale at various seed catalog places. A quick trip to google no doubt will find some for you.

Comments are closed.