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Saturday, January 22, 2011

mushroom patch status

Still no shiitakes. I hope we get some soon. The guide that came with the kit says it is normal to have darkening. This is what should happen before mushrooms form. It looks like a moldy cake sitting on the coffee table. I hope something happens soon. I'm not sure how much longer I can look at it.


  1. What kit are you using, and from where? Is that thing always sitting out in the open, uncovered?

    I'm guessing you've already found this site, but if not, I cannot recommend it enough:

    That place is full of hippies, if you know what I mean, but there are TONS of knowledgeable people, and TONS of 'teks' to grow shiitakes. Many of them are recipes that start from scratch. Good luck on your grow!

  2. We got if from which is supposed to be pretty reputable. It sits under a clear plastic tent for humidity, i took it off so I could take the picture. Even with the tent, it still seemed to be too dry. It now gets misted several times a day too. I think the dryness slowed down the process. One good thing about them is that they guarantee mushrooms so I can send it back if nothing happens. I haven't heard of shroomery. Thanks for the suggestion-I will check it out!

  3. It actually reminds me of a big overly toasted marshmallow.