Grow the world's best selling mushroom at home with this Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit! These wooden dowels have been inoculated with a superior strain of shiitake mushroom spawn. When inserted into logs and covered with our special soy wax to prevent contamination, the shiitake spawn plugs colonize the log and produce delicious shiitake mushrooms. Yes, mushroom farming is that easy!
The Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit comes with shiitake mushroom mycelium growing on 100 dowels, one 2-ounce package of natural, biodegradable soy wax, and detailed instructions. Requires 5/16" drill bit (not included in kit). A package of 100 mushroom plugs will inoculate two 3-foot logs.
We suggest using the following wood types to grow shiitake mushrooms: oak (white and red), maple (sugar, red, and silver), beech (American and blue), birch, alder, hickory (sulphur bud, a.k.a. bitternut), ironwood, sweetgum, cherry, eucalyptus, or black gum. Do not use: cedar, redwood, cypress, fruit trees, pine, ash, walnut, elm, or black locust.