Across Canada, the best season for inoculating freshly cut trees with mushroom cultures is early spring.  From March until June you will find a full selection of plug spawn in stock.

Of course, if you have a freshly fallen tree, you may wish to inoculate during the “off season”.  Plug Spawn can be made fresh to order within 2-3 weeks (depending on species).  500 plugs minimum for special orders.

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Oyster mushrooms on logHardwood dowels for plug spawn

Oyster Plug Spawn

$20.00$80.00

Hardwood dowels inoculated with oyster mushroom mycelium for log cultivation.  Drill hole in freshly harvested hardwood log, tap in plug spawn with hammer, cover with wax.  Store log outdoors in shade, and soak periodically during extended dry periods.  Keep watered spring and fall for mushroom crop.

Shiitake on logHardwood dowels for plug spawn

Shiitake Plug Spawn (Wide Temp)

$20.00$80.00

Hardwood dowels inoculated with “wide temperature range” shiitake mycelium for log cultivation.  Drill hole in freshly harvested hardwood log, tap in plug spawn with hammer, cover with wax, and store outdoors in shade.

Lion's Mane HericiumHardwood dowels for plug spawn

Lion’s Mane Plug Spawn

$20.00$80.00

Hardwood dowels inoculated with lion’s mane mycelium for log cultivation.  Drill hole in freshly harvested hardwood log, tap in plug spawn with hammer, cover with wax.  Store log outdoors in shade, and soak periodically during extended dry periods.

Wooden dowel pins for mushroom plug spawnHardwood dowels for plug spawn

Wooden Dowel Pins

$25.00$150.00

Wooden dowel pins for mushroom plug spawn. Spiral-grooved 5/16 inch x 1 inch (~8mmx30mm).  Expand your grow kit or plug spawn onto hardwood dowels for inoculation into logs and garden beds.

Turkey tail plug spawnHardwood dowels for plug spawn

Turkey Tail Plug Spawn

$20.00$80.00

Hardwood dowels inoculated with turkey tail mycelium for log cultivation.  Drill hole in freshly harvested hardwood log, tap in plug spawn with hammer, cover with wax.  Store log outdoors in shade, and soak periodically during dry periods.

Reishi Ganoderma lucidumHardwood dowels for plug spawn

Reshi Plug Spawn

$20.00$80.00

Hardwood dowels inoculated with reishi mycelium for log cultivation.  Drill hole in freshly harvested hardwood log, tap in plug spawn with hammer, cover with wax.  Store log outdoors in shade, and soak periodically during extended dry periods.

Shiitake on logMycelium growing from grain to dowels

Shiitake Plug Spawn (Cold Strain)

$20.00$80.00

Hardwood dowels inoculated with cold strain shiitake mushroom mycelium for log cultivation.  Drill hole in freshly harvested hardwood log, tap in plug spawn with hammer, cover with wax.  Store log outdoors in shade, and soak periodically during extended dry periods.  Keep watered spring and fall for mushroom crop.

Drill bit for log inoculation

Drill Bit

$6.00

For drilling holes to inoculate logs with 5/16inch diameter plug spawn. (Also compatible with 8mm diameter plugs).  Purchase with or without drill stop.