North Spore Shiitake Mushroom Plugs


North Spore Shiitake Mushroom Plugs for Logs (100 Count)

Premium Quality Mushroom Plug Spawn | Handmade in Maine, USA | Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Outdoors on Logs

Introducing the North Spore Shiitake Mushroom Plugs: your ticket to a bountiful and delicious harvest right in your backyard! These amazing little plugs are packed with potential, offering you the opportunity to grow your very own shiitake mushrooms with ease.

Imagine stepping outside your door and being greeted by a thriving mushroom colony. With our Shiitake Mushroom Plugs, that dream becomes a reality. Each plug is infused with premium shiitake mushroom mycelium, the root-like structure responsible for the growth and flavor of these culinary delights.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a beginner with a green thumb, these plugs are perfect for you. Simply drill a few holes in a freshly cut log, insert the plugs, and let nature take its course. With a little patience and TLC, you’ll soon witness the magic of mushrooms emerging from your log, adding a touch of natural beauty to your outdoor space.

But the North Spore Shiitake Mushroom Plugs offer more than just aesthetic appeal. Their incredible flavor will elevate your culinary adventures to new heights. Shiitake mushrooms are renowned for their rich, savory taste and meaty texture. You’ll have an abundant supply of these gourmet delicacies at your fingertips, ready to be sautéed, grilled, or added to your favorite recipes.

Our plugs are carefully crafted using sustainable practices, ensuring a product that is both eco-friendly and of the highest quality. We believe in the power of mushrooms to nourish the body and the planet, and we’re excited to share that passion with you.

So why wait? Experience the joy of growing your own shiitake mushrooms with the North Spore Shiitake Mushroom Plugs. Transform your backyard into a mushroom haven and savor the satisfaction of harvesting your own delicious and nutritious crop. Order your plugs today and embark on a culinary adventure that will have you hooked from the very first bite!

About North Spore Shiitake Mushroom Plugs

  • IDEAL FOR GROWING ON LOGS: Mushroom plugs work best for small to medium log inoculation projects. 100-count plug spawn packs usually are enough for 1-2 logs.
  • GREAT FOR BEGINNERS: Easy to use. Mushroom plug spawn is very resilient and economical for small projects. Minimal tools required- mushroom plugs require only a hammer and some wax.
  • 100% MADE IN USA: In-house mushroom spawn production. Made in Maine from the highest quality cultures by expert Mycologists.
  • SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS are nutritious and delicious- a perfect meat substitute. Great for drying and reconstituting in soups.
  • SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS boost immune system function.

Using North Spore Shiitake Mushroom Plugs

Growing mushrooms—whether it’s shiitake or any other type—using the log method requires dedication and patience. If you use plugs, you must drill two-inch-deep holes in the log. Then, insert the plug, hammer it down, and seal it with wax.

How Many Plugs Do You Need?

100-count plug spawn packs usually are enough for 1-2 logs, 500 ct. packs can reliably do 5-10 logs, 1000 ct. packs will do 10-20 logs. Actual numbers will vary based on log size and hole spacing.

Selecting the Right Wood

An oak tree is the ideal wood log for shiitake mushroom plugs. However, you may use maple, birch, poplar, or aspen as alternatives. These logs can also accommodate the growth of shiitake mushrooms.

Method & Colonization

Growing shiitake mushrooms works best with the log method. It will take at least 12 months of colonization before mushroom production, and shiitake tends to fruit throughout the summer to fall growing seasons and after rainfalls.

Getting Started with Plug Spawn

Logs should be inoculated within a week or two of cutting. This allows the cells in the tree to die but is not long enough for the log to dry out or for other competitor fungi to become established. You should not use logs that were cut last year or logs with damaged bark. A month would be about the longest reasonable period between cutting and inoculating.

For plug spawn, you’ll need some different tools to get started:

  • A power drill
  • A 5/16” (8mm) bit to make holes in the log
  • A hammer to drive the plugs into the holes
  • A wax dauber
  • Wax to seal the holes

Watch this video to learn more about inoculating logs with plug spawn.

You might also like our other mushroom grow kits.

North Spore Shiitake Mushroom Plugs


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