Shaved Monkey wrote:Growing mushrooms take 2
First lot failed.
Magic mushrooms I assume
I have no idea how my shiitake logs are doing. I have about 50 of them. Guess I'll find out when I try to force some of them in the fall. I was watering them once a week or so (depending on rain) but after doing a bit more reading I learned that I was probably watering them too often. There's not much info on how often to water shiitake logs, but based on what I can glean it might be best to give them a deep watering once or twice a month. Ideal conditions are wet inside, but with dry bark. Really should have weighed a few while they were fresh to keep as reference logs to better monitor moisture content. Next batch I guess.
Did find that the soy-based wax I got from the mushroom company flakes off after a few weeks. The cheese wax I used on some of the logs works much better. Not sure if it'll make any difference.