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Visited a farm today! Learned about spore printing and log innoculation. Guess there's something I can make out of all the downed trees around here.

Here's the rundown of an easy method for growing :
1. Take a log, preferably a solid hardwood like oak that has been cut/fallen from a living tree a few weeks ago
2. Drill rows of 1/2 inch holes, spaced 6" apart, rows spaced 2"
3. Fill the holes with shiitake spawn/sawdust mixture
4. Cover the holes up with wax to protect the spawn
5. Keep moist, wait a few weeks until the log is fully cultured
6. Force fruiting by submerging in water for 24h
7. Experiment, harvest for n years

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