mushrooms love rain!

We have had a lot of rain fall in the last few weeks, and the mushrooms love it, especially the shiitake and nameko. I have harvested a two or three dozen pounds of shiitake, while my few logs of Nameko are also doing well, and oysters have fruited a bit too, though its a bit too cold for them still.  In general I’m appreciating the rain.


this is a gray oyster that grows reliably throughout the season


and here are some Nameko fruiting on Cherry wood. The slimy texture doesn’t endear my wife to these mushrooms, but the slime goes away when you cook them, and they have a firm texture and a delicious cashew-like flavor.

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