Yes, yes, I know I harvested this one early. What can I say, I got excited. This is the first shitake that has fruited on the logs I inoculated last December. I’ve had plenty of fruitings on pre-inoculated logs, but not on logs I inoculated myself. First, that’s a really quick fruiting, so things seem to be going well. I was a bit concerned, as there have been some false turkey tail ( or some kind of shelf mushroom anyway) growing on my new logs, and I was worried they would take over the whole logs before the shitake had established. But it looks like I was worried for nothing, because the shitakes are kicking butt and taking names. Excellent!
Check out my video on inoculating logs below: