As logs are just big wooden straws for trees to drink and take up water-soluble nutrients, wouldn't it work just to keep one end of an inoculated log sitting in water, or buried in a waterlogged spot? Shouldn't the moisture be drawn up the log by capillary action?
As to the rest of this thread, this is awesome. I have done the oyster mushrooms in a box thing, and had a "dead" box come to life in my under-sink composter (I fed it mostly coffee grounds), and I have had them take over my outdoor compost (enoki do this a lot for me, with oysters a close second), but I haven't turned my coffee habit into a mushroom operation.
Brilliant. Please keep us posted, and good luck.
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Thanks Chris. I made 2 mushroom tubes. These are being given away as I am creating local interest in them. Not a bad thing at all-Getting people to grow their own!
The 2 tubes used up the last of the spawn. I used hay as the substrate, which i boiled. My next one will use the used substrate from the original tote. That and spread some around outdoors on mulches. It may prove valuable on my "earthworks" project. Getting a wild naturalized harvest would trump these little kits.
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yeah, but ... what would PIE do? Especially concerning this tiny ad: