Wylie Mycologicals, 166 South Bass Lake Road, RR 1, Georgian Bluffs, Ontario, Canada, N0H 2T0       Tel (519)-534-1570     wylie@interlog.com

 

Wylie Mycologicals is a member of The Canadian Mushroom Growers Association
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OUTDOOR LOG INNOCULATION

CUT LOGS IN LATE WINTER TO RETAIN SAP IN THE LOGS

KEEP LOGS SHELTERED SO THAT THEY DO NOT DRY OUT

DO NOT DRILL AHEAD OF INOCULATION

 

When ready to inoculate,  assemble:

  • Spawn bags

  • Clean bucket to hold spawn

  • Drill

  • Inoculating tool or drill-bit size bolt to push spawn down

  • Vessel to melt wax with applicator brush

 

Inoculation:

 

  • Hold 1 spawn bag by bottom gusset and gently elbow to break spawn within the bag.

  • Work the chunks by hand until spawn is like loose sawdust.

  • If the bag breaks, re-tape immediately.

  • Working around the log, drill holes 3 to 4 inches apart.

  • Decant spawn into the clean bucket and cover with damp cloth

  • Push some spawn into each hole, tamping gently with the bolt to fill the hole

  • Wax over each hole with melted wax, leave log ends unwaxed to absorb moisture

 

Storage:

 

Rack the logs tee-pee fashion along a 2x4 until late fall, in a spot away from drying winds and sunlight which receives good snowfall. Lay logs down for the winter, then stand them back up in the spring.

 

Mushrooms may appear the following spring or fall. The logs should keep fruiting for 5 years, depending on their size. Harvest by holding the bottom of the stem and twisting gently.