Woo hoo. I harvested the first Shiitakes today. They will sauted with balsamic vinegar and wine and put over sliced Rib Eye steak over Ginger Rice. It is really cool. This experiment actually needs to be upgraded to a project – not an experiment. It’s working. Still haven’t seen any Pioppino mushrooms but they are supped to take longer. The enokitakes are starting to “bud” – I guess that’s what you call it. Mushroom farming is new to me so I need to study up on the jargon. But, I can’t wait to see how the mushrooms taste. They will probably be the freshest I’ve ever eaten. Still not brave enough to go out in the wild and harvest – but we’ll see. Maybe. One day.

Shiitake Mushrooms - first harvest!