11/27/2017 TimberGardener 0Comment

I moved the oyster logs into the garden last year after the chickens ate our first flush of oyster mushrooms.  Not that I wouldn’t feed them mushrooms, since I appreciate all the delicious eggs they lay, but the first ones?  Anyhow, on October 23, 2017, we happened to pull some weeds back around the cottonwood log we plugged 4 years ago, and behold!  Huge, beautiful blue oyster mushrooms!

Oysters from the top

I really need to soak the mushroom logs next year so they have a chance at producing!

10 lb cat shown for scale


I don’t think I’ll ever get over how impressive mushrooms are. One day there is nothing there, the next day there is a perfectly formed delicious meal. Blue oysters are one of my favorites, so I’m glad they are doing well! Who knew cottonwoods would be a good log for them?

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