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Fungi Ally Mushroom Plug Spawn
Mushroom plug spawn is best for inoculating wood logs or stumps. Mushroom plugs are made of 1” birch dowels covered with mushroom mycelium. This type of spawn is easy to handle and no extra tools are necessary. It is produced year-round in a sterile facility to ensure the highest-quality spawn. The spawn run and inoculation tend to take a little bit longer but if you are doing 40 logs or less it is likely the best bet for you. Please note that it may take 3-4 weeks to ship during the spring with covid19 precautions in place.
(Quantity of 100, 500, or 1000)
Using Mushroom Plug Spawn
Want to try growing mushrooms on logs or stumps in your garden or backyard? Have some extra hardwood logs laying around that you’re looking to put to good use? Mushroom plug spawn can help you grow mushrooms!
Log cultivation is best done on hardwood logs like oak, sugar maple, and beech. Other logs will work but will not produce as high of yields. It is best to select logs that are between 3-8 inches thick for this method of cultivation. Totems are best made with large diameter logs. Typically oak, beech or sugar maple logs with a diameter greater than 8 inches can be used for this method.
For totems, simply drill your 1" deep holes every 6" or so into the top of the stump, tap in the plug spawn, and cover with bees/cheese/soy wax. For log inoculations, 1" deep holes are drilled every 6" and mushroom plug spawn is tapped into the holes with a hammer. The log is rotated 2" and holes are again drilled every 6". It is best to off set the holes so the drilling will make a diamond pattern when complete. Every hole is filled with the plug spawn and then waxed over. The wax ensures the mycelium will not dry out, and that no other fungi will get into the log.