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cultivating mushrooms on ligustrum

 
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Has anyone tried using ligustrum logs for mushroom cultivation. I am cutting down a few large ones and would like to put them to use.
 
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Ligustrum Japonicum is the species I assume you are referring to.  It will grow certain mushrooms that are edible such as chicken of the woods and others that grow on conifers would be worth a try.

There is a mushroom wood rot disease that is known to infest these shrubs but it isn't an edible species.

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I just built an oyster mushroom garden !😄
I put it under an oak and pine tree.
I started with a thigh bed if wood mulch from tree trimmers. Then sprinkled lots of alpaca poo over it. Then I bought a bunch of spent straw mushroom blocks I bought from a mushroom.grower for 50 cents each.
She told me they wouldn't grow mushrooms.
But im.the eternal optimist so just proceeded with my plan. Since I luvebin Arizona I added a sprinkler for easy and often watering.
IT WORKED!!!
They're small, but DELICIOUS.
And still coming up. I gather and add to stir fry every other day.
Just ordered some Morel spore syringes.
And bought some shitaki mushrooms with roots still on and planted them. Cross your fingers!🤣
 
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Leila, are you saying that you used that you used ligustrum logs in the mushroom garden?
 
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No. The local tree trimmers dropped off big piles of chipped up trees and I've  been using it for mulch, so I put about a 4 inch layer of that. I've also added several bags of coffee I found on sale.
 
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I've also started a big mushroom project this year using mostly oak logs and plugs. It's super exciting! Good luck!
 
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Read about that method,  too lazy to drill all those holes.
 
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