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Log-Grown Mushrooms

In North America, recognition of the quality of premium log-grown mushrooms is in its infancy. Compare any log-grown shiitake mushroom with store-bought varieties (nearly certainly grown indoors in a high-input environment) to see and taste the difference. Logs are first inoculated with spawn (mushroom culture). Although various methods have been used, the method shown in … Continue reading

Hugelkultur

Shown above is a time-lapse of a hand-dug hugelkultur mound. Hugelkultur means mound culture in German. The wood/soil/compost mixture encourages mycelium growth which assists plants in nutrient absorption, and retains adequate soil moisture all year. I chose this site as there is a convenient source of horse manure nearby and I had leftover branches from … Continue reading