This morning I went out to check my inoculated logs and was pleased to see a fresh bloom of Shitake mushrooms. Here is my harvest:
It is difficult to tell the size from the photos but the largest ones are almost three inches across. The smaller ones were wedged between two logs that had been relocated when the large willow branch fell on them last winter. I separated the logs to give them more room so next time the mushrooms won’t have to compete for space.
-- "To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves." M. Gandhi