Hardwood dowels inoculated with turkey tail mycelium (Trametes versicolor) for log cultivation.
Turkey Tail grows wild on dead wood in Canadian forests, and can easily be grown on logs at home. Watch this talk by mushroom expert Paul Stamets on the medicinal values of turkey tail. (This segment is part of a longer TED Talk on medicinal mushrooms.)
Drill hole in freshly harvested hardwood log, tap in plug spawn with hammer,cover with wax using a dauber. Store log outdoors in shade, and soak periodically during extended dry periods. Allow rain to naturally fruit the log. Turkey tail mushrooms grow very slowly from the log, and are very cold hardy. Harvest at its’ prime and make medicinal tea and/or tinctures.
For detailed instructions on how to inoculate your log, click here.
Mix & Match – Buy 3 of any kind or size of plug spawn, and receive 10% off!
100 plugs will plant ~2 logs* (~100g of wax will seal 100 plugs)
500 plugs will plant ~10 logs* (~454g of wax will seal 500 plugs)
1,000 plugs will plant ~20 logs* (~908g of wax will seal 1,000 plugs)
*Based on an average log size of 40 inches long by 4 inches in diameter.