February 4, 2011
PHOTO: tup wanders/Flickr
Size:¬†2 to 5 inches in diameter.
Sunlight requirements:¬†Keep between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
Water requirements: Water meter should read between 35 and 45 percent until fruiting begins.
Soil requirements: Do not place in soil; mushroom will decompose.
When to plant:¬†Inoculate in the spring, after last frost.
Where to plant:¬†On an oak log.
When to harvest:¬†6 to 12 months after inoculation.
Produce storage:¬†Refrigerate fresh mushrooms for up to a month; dry and store for up to two years.