Comment: A friend of mine gave me some shiitake dowel plugs

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A friend of mine gave me some shiitake dowel plugs

a while back. I had plenty of oak down around here after our Jan. tornado (It was only F1, but enough to take out a whole lot of trees around here), so I cut a few 5 foot pieces, drilled them and inserted the plugs.

Did that this past spring, so hopefully we'll be seeing some shiitakies sprouting after winter. I don't know if the logs received enough moisture to keep them wet enough where they were, but I have since moved them out into the grass to catch the daily rain we've had all year. I roll them every now and then.

I do see some evidence of what appears to be mycelium growing on the end of some of the plugs so far.

Hope we get some.