Questions on Shiitake Mushrooms
I think I posted this on wrong forum, no responses, so trying again here:
"I'm interested in growing shiitake mushrooms from the little "caps" you can order but have many questions. This is an experiment toward hopefully growing commercially one day.
I understand the "caps" should be put in drilled holes of oak wood but that other hardwoods can be used. Our Hackberry trees here are considered a hard wood and that's what I have available. Question #1, will they do well in the Hackberry wood?
I also understand that the wood should be harvested in the fall when the sap is at its lowest. We need to cut down what little wood we have now in preparing our home for sale. We plan then to take the inoculated wood cords to our farm where there are absolutely NO trees. Question #2 Will this work to harvest the wood now, end of May here and into the heat of summer?
Hope some experienced mushroom growers can advise me. Thanks.