11 Tips to Grow Oyster Mushrooms in Logs in 2020

by Delun Kang Agriculture

Summary: Soak Oyster mushroom Log for a short time and then keep them in a cool, dark environment to get a fruitful yield.


Are you aware of the benefits associated with oyster mushrooms? One can derive a host of health benefits from these mushrooms. As a result, they have been appreciated by various cultures for numerous years. Not only these mushrooms are cholesterol-free, low in calories, but at the same time, they have a high protein and fiber content. Oyster mushrooms have gained a lot of popularity all across the globe because they are easier to cultivate. 


Certain tips


With proper know-how mushroom farming is possible. Initiate the fruiting process through the soaking of Oyster mushroom LogKeep the following tips in mind in mushroom farming.


1. Concept of colonization


If you trace the history of mushroom cultivation, you will find that one of the traditional forms of mushroom cultivation is through the use of logs. The mycelium will colonize Oyster mushroom Log within a short period.


2. Suitable logs


If an individual wants to get his hands on homegrown fungi, then all she has to do is to obtain appropriate logs for this purpose. 


3. Requires minimal effort


Hardwood logs which have been inoculated with spores can be used for growing indoors as well as outdoors. Hardly any effort is required for the production of a crop of oyster mushrooms on these logs. 


4. Simple process


The people of Japan have been involved in the cultivation of toadstools for quite some time now. They have been growing fungi on logs for quite some time. The procedure used by them is relatively simple. The fresh logs are placed side by side to fruiting logs. 


5. Fruiting logs


When mushrooms of the right type are produced from the log, then you should go ahead and keep the fruiting logs. If they are not of the right kind, then you should not keep them. 


6. Role of fresh wood


A vast majority of the growers prefer to grow their fungi on the wood. It is all the better when fresh wood is available. 


7. Wood chips


Some of the growers in modern times are involved in chipping large wood pieces. They often grow mycelium on these chips.


8. Rate of production


Permeability is increased when the mycelium is grown on chips. This paves the way for an increase in production. 


9. Contamination aspect


Be careful while growing on chips. The chances of contamination are higher because of the larger surface area.


10. About the stem


Most of these toadstools do not have a stem. Even if they have a stem, they are quite short in nature. The ones that have a longer stem are those who are growing on top of the log. 


11. Gain an insight


There are different varieties of oyster mushrooms namely pearl, blue oyster, golden oyster, pink oyster and king oyster mushrooms. You will need to know about the specific growing requirements. 


Choose sensibly


It is a wise idea to research intensively on the net to find out the names of companies who have specialization in the production of logs.




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