Success. This may appear to be the conclusion of the mushroom growing project; however, such is not the case. The added bonus is that if I allow the block to rest with minor daily spritzing to keep it moist, I can grow another crop in two weeks using the same technique I’m now confident about.
In the Hyde Park market, shitake are $16/pound. I now have a harvest of just under 1.5 pounds. They’re very supple and tender, unusually so, and yet retain a firm quality when sauteed. Actually, I’m told I may have another couple of harvests as the block continues to support the growth of new crops. The numbers will diminish; however, I should expect to engage several 7-day re-growths with intermittent 2-week rests, over the course of 10 weeks.
So, the Sheltowee Mushroom Farm will offer miniature mushroom blocks at super-nominal prices that will be available in Dec for holiday gift-giving. I plan to order several myself, and want to encourage others to do the same.
Right behind my making holiday donations to orgs of my gift-recipients’ choices in lieu of gift-giving, is my desire to promote the fun and education of growimg high quality food products at home. This gift qualifies. Follow me to Sheltowee on Facebook to place an order.