Look! We have three kinds fruiting today! All on wild cherry, innoculated in the spring of 2020.
I like getting our sawdust spawn from Field & Forest. Their customer service over the phone is super helpful, and they sell many varieties of shiitake and lots of other species. And this totem method for inoculating has got to be the easiest way to manage mushroom logs at home – set it, and forget it! 😁
It must be fall, because our little anti-scurvy orchard came inside today, also. 🥶
Everything we do here serves multiple purposes, if I can manage it…including growing pole beans.
Since our house is passive solar, the front is (mostly) oriented to the south. The “mostly” is another story that I won’t get into here.
Anyway, in the summer any extra shade we can get on that side of the house helps keep us cool. It also means we also can sometimes lift the exterior shade in front of that window, to see out. (Or nap in front of the window, if there’s nothing interesting out there at the moment)
I like to grow beans for shade so we can also EAT the results! Today was our first “real” harvest (other than “testing” one now and then). That right there is sunlight shaded from our house, converted into 136g of fresh, crispy green beans. Yum. 😉