How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms (Video)

The Urban Farming Guys/Video screen capture

My post on how to grow shiitake mushrooms continues to get good traffic from people looking to grow their own healthful, delicious mushrooms on hardwood logs. (And avoid the exorbitant prices these things go for at the grocery store!) But reading about doing something is one thing, actually seeing it in action is quite another.

So I'm delighted that The Urban Farming Guys—the folks who uprooted 20 families from suburbia for inner city farming—have now produced this awesome how-to video on shiitake cultivation, including a rather funky time-lapse video of the fruiting bodies developing.

As a committed lazivore with little time for gardening, I can truly say that cultivating shiitake's is about the easiest crop I have ever experienced growing. Sure, it's a little work to get started. But once it's done, it's done—and all you have to do is harvest the results.

Tags: Activism | Local Food | Permaculture | United States