(Lentinula edodes) Mushroom mycelium can’t be planted on all tree species, ideal for this purpose: beech, oak, ash, mountain ash, aspen, walnut, birch, poplar, mountain ash, apple tree. Coniferous species are categorically not suitable for growing mushrooms: spruce, pine, cedar, fir. Tree trunks are pre-cut into logs 30 to 50 cm long, their diameter should be at least 15 cm, maximum – 40 cm. Wood trimmings are placed in a container with clean cool water and soaked for several days. During this time, the wood absorbs water well and will be able to nourish the developing mycelium. Before filling the logs with mycelium, it is necessary to drill holes in the logs, while it is important to maintain a vertical position. Important! The stumps are exposed with the top up, as a living tree grew. You can’t turn the logs upside down. Place the mycelium in the holes and seal them tightly. You can seal the holes with plasticine, natural wax, moss, duct tape or even cement. The mycelium grows inside the wood, and mushrooms appear anywhere, and not from previously made holes. Stumps infected with mycelium are exposed in a shady place in the garden, digging the lower part into the soil. Oyster mushrooms in the country house on stumps grow at high humidity, so the soil between the installed tree trunks is covered with a layer of mulch (cut hay, grass, leaves). In dry hot weather, the stumps need to be moistened, but it is impossible to pour water from above, where the holes with the laid mycelium are located. It is better to irrigate the wood from the sides of the stump through a sprayer.
Pack of 20 pieces-sticks (~1.5 m of wood)