Mushroom Log Inoculation

Do you want to grow mushrooms on a larger scale?

We can provide you with equipment and bags of mushroom spawn that is ready to use.

We have been growing Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms on logs at Ragmans since 1998. The idea comes from Japan, where mushroom log cultivation has been practiced for centuries. We inoculate freshly cut logs with mushroom mycelia using sawdust plugs. The logs are then stored on the farm for a period of one to two years to allow the mycelia to grow throughout the length of the wood. When colonisation is complete they will throw up fruiting bodies – mushrooms.

Please note: we are unable to supply plugs or dowels for log inoculation.

Not sure what to grow your mushroom spawn on? Take a look at Milkwoods ideas for inspiration click here