Growing Shiitake Mushrooms

Here's the lowdown on growing shiitake mushrooms, an exotic Oriental one-legged edible.

065 growing shiitake mushrooms - mushrooms on tree
In Japan, the shiitake mushrooms— formerly reserved for royalty—are now grown in large quantities on harwood logs, considered an integral part of that country's forest industry, and exported worldwide by the millions. 
GARY F. LEATHAM