The ABCs of Homesteading: M is also for Mushrooms

| 3/7/2018 12:33:00 PM

Tags: Tasha Greer, North Carolina, growing mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms,


This is the twelfth post in the ABCs of Homesteading series. Click here to read the rest of the series.

If you read my last post, The ABCs of Homesteading: M is for Meat, then you know I am not a vegetarian. However, I do care deeply about our environment and I know that meat is a luxury to be enjoyed in limited quantities. So, to supplement our diets, we also grow mushrooms – shiitake mushrooms in particular.

1. Growing your own shiitake at home is easy. Here's what you need to do.

2. Get hardwood tree limbs that are about 5-7 inches in radius and cut them into manageable lengths.

3. Drill holes in a diamond pattern about with each hole being about 6 inches apart.

Francis McIntyre
3/21/2018 8:22:51 AM

Are there other types of mushrooms that you know about (ex. Oyster mushrooms, and other exotic species) which would be easy to grow, along with what type of logs, wood, would be best for them to grow?

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