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my logs from this spring just fruited! I thought they were not going to give until next year.
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Nice!

When I was taking a course with Sepp Holzer in Montana he taught us to smack the logs really hard with a stout stick (club) when they just start to fruit. The shock is supposed to somehow cause a vigorous flush of growth, but I didn't understand the explanation when Holzer's  translator told us why this happens.

Would you consider trying this log smacking method with one log and letting me know if it worked for you? My farm is in Central Texas, I haven't tried mushrooms yet.
 
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I'll try it.  I've read the same thing.
 
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Check out paul staments and fungi perfecti!
Growing mushrooms on logs and stumps

http://www.fungi.com/

Paul Staments events page
 
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found these today in a dead tree I put oyster plugs into, but I don't think these are them.
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I also tried the knocking on the shitake logs. nothing happened afterwards.
 
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It took me about 2 years to get anything off my shitake logs, and now three years later just starting to get any quantity.
 
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I finally had a success also! My oyster mushroom logs I inoculated 3yrs ago finally fruited. I thought I had killed them but they’re tougher than I thought.
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