Another day whilst drifting through the neighborhood home and garden show, I came across a little booth tucked away in a corner at which a kind-looking gentleman had been selling mushroom grain spawn. Intrigued, I stopped to chat and shortly determined that, as I didn’t have a clue whatsoever how to grow mushrooms, it appeared a magical hobby that, I had been confident, was really simple and took no time in any respect.
That is how I came to buy a 100-plug tote of Shrimp. Until that moment, I hadn’t ever really wondered how mushrooms grow. Something about palaces and shadowy was all I understood. It turns out that, naturally, the kind of mushroom that you would like to increase will determine your selection of spawn. Apart from plug, it ends up mushrooms could be cultivated in many different ways. Since I wished to mature lion’s mane, I bought that bag of lion’s mane plug from the kindly gent.
Why frog’s mane? This mushroom is tough to find commercially, but it’s delicious with a flavor quite much like lobster. As it develops, it forms white, frothy bubbles that resemble pom-poms. This appeared the one for me personally.
As instructed, I took the plastic bag together with the 100 plugs and abandon it in a dark cupboard for 2 weeks. The sticks are little wooden dowels inoculated with the spawn. Sure enough, at the conclusion of this 2 weeks, the sticks were covered in mycelium that would eventually develop into adult mushrooms. I felt strangely pleased, although the plugs had completed all of the work.
Meanwhile, again following exact directions, I’d chosen a three-foot log of Douglas fir and let it age for the 2 weeks. From time to time, mushroom growers may utilize a stump, however, as I had been outside of stumps, I’d chosen a medium-sized log and allow it to dry out a little bit. The thought was that by aging, any parasitic components would have expired and new ones wouldn’t have had the time to purge the log. This was a pretty clean environment for those plugs.