Friday, June 18, 2010

Can't Get Enough...Shiitakes!

One might say that we are obsessed, but how could you not be? Growing mushrooms is the easiest project I have ever taken on. This time, we are trying out a mini shiitake farm from Far West Fungi. Larger, it will yield many more mushrooms than the BTTR ventures version. Far West Fungi inoculates a large block with spores and everything they will need to grow to maturity. The block is contained inside a plastic bag, sealing in the moisture and maintaining damp environs. Our farm yielded more than 10 shrooms in only a week. The vendors claim that it will re-grow 2-3 crops -- not bad for less than $20. I'm headed up to Sonoma County for some R&R with friends -- hoping to contribute these babies to our dinner. I'll post pics when I do!

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