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shiitake without plug
    #11189437 - 10/05/09 09:19 PM (8 years, 19 days ago)

I'm planning on starting some shiitake logs this winter; would i be able to cut my logs drill small holes in the logs and pack them with colonized sawdust cakes?


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Re: shiitake without plug [Re: misled]
    #11189794 - 10/05/09 10:17 PM (8 years, 19 days ago)

Yes. Or just chainsaw a stripe or two down the center and pack that with sawdust spawn.


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Re: shiitake without plug [Re: Horticulture]
    #11192301 - 10/06/09 10:42 AM (8 years, 19 days ago)

In theory yes. However I have tried many different methods using straight sawdust spawn and have had poor results. I've done the 'wedge' technique, drilling and packing, stacking rounds with spawn in between. Dowels are cheap and easy to work with, I think they are the most effective.


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Re: shiitake without plug [Re: b3jamboree]
    #11200984 - 10/07/09 04:23 PM (8 years, 17 days ago)

I use a palm inoculator, which is basically a 1/4" brass tube with a spring loaded piston in it.  You pack the tube with sawdust spawn and pack it into the hole by smacking the piston down.  Once inoculated, each hole must be sealed with wax or it will dry out or contaminate.

I have a bunch of raised garden beds with log borders that have been inoculated this way, but they haven't had long enough to colonize yet.


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Re: shiitake without plug [Re: Paresthesia]
    #11201296 - 10/07/09 05:20 PM (8 years, 17 days ago)

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Paresthesia said:
I use a palm inoculator, which is basically a 1/4" brass tube with a spring loaded piston in it.  You pack the tube with sawdust spawn and pack it into the hole by smacking the piston down.  Once inoculated, each hole must be sealed with wax or it will dry out or contaminate.

I have a bunch of raised garden beds with log borders that have been inoculated this way, but they haven't had long enough to colonize yet.




That sounds great... I also like the idea of inoculating the logs around your garden, I think I will try that as well.


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Re: shiitake without plug [Re: Paresthesia]
    #11201507 - 10/07/09 05:58 PM (8 years, 17 days ago)

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Paresthesia said:
I use a palm inoculator..

I have a bunch of raised garden beds with log borders that have been inoculated this way..




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