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Mushroom Cultivation Experience



          Chris Johnson
         Tirza Hollenhorst

      www.nomadslounge.com


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What We Did
●   1. Choose mushrooms to grow
       –   Shiitake
       –   Oysters
       –   Lions Mane
       –   Chicke...
What We Did
●   2. Order Plugs
       –   MushroomPeople.com
              ●   Shiitake (1,000), #510 strain
       –   Fu...
What We Did
●   3. Get Mushroom Food
       –   Logs
               ●   Check CraigsList!



●   ~8 hours
●   80 logs (oak...
What We Did
●   4. Wait...
What We Did
●   5. Inoculate!!!
        –   6 People helped
        –   2 drills
        –   Frier for wax pot (paraffin +...
Stats: Inoculation
●   2,300 holes drilled
        –   ~500 holes / hr with 2 drills

●   ~15 logs / hr

●   ~20-22 person...
Stats: Overall
●   ~32 person-hours
●   2,300 plugs
●   ~$350
●   ~70 logs/stumps

●   Per log:
        –   0.5 hrs
      ...
Mushroom Log Inoculation Experience - Spring 2010
Mushroom Log Inoculation Experience - Spring 2010
Mushroom Log Inoculation Experience - Spring 2010
Mushroom Log Inoculation Experience - Spring 2010
Mushroom Log Inoculation Experience - Spring 2010
Mushroom Log Inoculation Experience - Spring 2010
Mushroom Log Inoculation Experience - Spring 2010
Mushroom Log Inoculation Experience - Spring 2010
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Mushroom Log Inoculation Experience - Spring 2010

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We just did our first mushroom inoculation experience and did it in a pretty big way (for newbies) - 2,300 dowels in about 70 logs. That should be enough to provide a significant amount of food once they start producing. Here's the details on what we did, how long it took, and what it cost.

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Mushroom Log Inoculation Experience - Spring 2010

  1. 1. Mushroom Cultivation Experience Chris Johnson Tirza Hollenhorst www.nomadslounge.com May 13, 2010
  2. 2. What We Did ● 1. Choose mushrooms to grow – Shiitake – Oysters – Lions Mane – Chicken of the Woods – Maitake / Hen of the Woods
  3. 3. What We Did ● 2. Order Plugs – MushroomPeople.com ● Shiitake (1,000), #510 strain – Fungi.com ● Oysters (1,000) ● Lions Mane (100) ● Chicken of the Woods (100) ● Maitake / Hen of the Woods (100) ● 2,300 plugs ● $130
  4. 4. What We Did ● 3. Get Mushroom Food – Logs ● Check CraigsList! ● ~8 hours ● 80 logs (oak, sweetgum, beech) in 1 day ● $175 (truck and chainsaw at HomeDepot)
  5. 5. What We Did ● 4. Wait...
  6. 6. What We Did ● 5. Inoculate!!! – 6 People helped – 2 drills – Frier for wax pot (paraffin + mineral oil), foam brushes
  7. 7. Stats: Inoculation ● 2,300 holes drilled – ~500 holes / hr with 2 drills ● ~15 logs / hr ● ~20-22 person-hours to complete
  8. 8. Stats: Overall ● ~32 person-hours ● 2,300 plugs ● ~$350 ● ~70 logs/stumps ● Per log: – 0.5 hrs – $5

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