Monday, June 20, 2011

Log Out

You can't say I didn't try. I gave it two rounds of soaking in the recommended dechlorinated ice water, a paper bag over it to keep it damp and its very own plate to stand on and hardly bothered it at all, no matter how much I wanted to know if it was working. But, after that one surprise initial bloom, my mushroom log has been resolutely unproductive, and I think it may be time to throw in the towel.

Or log. Whatever.


Anonymous said...

Not to be critical but aren't perfectly good mushrooms of a wide variety readily available? At least your Dad seems to come home with bags of them unless I complain.

Tara Tyler said...

i have lots of strange & funky colored fungus growing in my mulch beds...for free! silly!

Daisy said...

Mom-- But that's missing the entire point of the home-farming trend, which is to spend great amounts of money and effort to get things you could buy at the grocery store for five dollars.

Tara-- If you spot any shiitakes let me know!