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Shiitake LE 46 Mushroom Plugs

Shiitake LE 46 Mushroom Plugs

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The work-horse for many shiitake log farmers. This strain has a fast spawn run and great yields. LE 46 is a beautiful mushroom that has a dark cap and some white ornamentation on the cap edges. This mushroom fruits at a wide range of temperatures and responds well to shocking. Best grown in hardwood logs.
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Cory W.
United States United States

Shiitake Mushroom Plugs

If you want to grow mushrooms without a lot of work, buy the shiitake kit. But if you’re into the process as much as the results, then plugs are for you. First you have to find an oak tree around 6” in diameter—easily done in the woods around our property—and cut it into 3' or 4’ lengths. Then drill 1” deep holes with a 5/16” bit and gently pound the plugs into them. Finally, paint the tops of the plugs—recessed just below the surface of the logs—with melted beeswax. After finding a likely spot on the north side of the house, lay them out so they’re not touching the ground—and wait. And wait. And wait. Put another way, I’ll be back to finish this review in 12-18 months.

Anne P.
United States United States

Love my Mushrooms

Great communication. Spawn arrived in wonderful condition. Can't wait til Spring!

Marie A.
United States United States

Getting started

The plugs are the easiest way to get started! THank you...We cant wait till next year.

Andrew F.
United States United States

Plug the product

So far so good. The plugs were in good shape and arrived sooner then expected. The spawn was fresh and looked healthy. It takes a year, at least for the logs to fruit so we’ll have to wait to see how things grow. Mushrooms teach you patience.

Inge J.
United States United States

Question about the shiitake plugs

I am wondering if I can put the plugs in the logs now. In about 2 months we will have cold weather here in Michigan. Can I keep the plugs in the wood inside or do they need to be put outside? Thanks, Inge