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    So I am going to have a bash at growing mushrooms this year. I have bought some shiitake and oyster impregnated plugs from Dobies. You are meant to get logs and drill holes in, pop the plugs in the hole and then the spawn in the plugs do their thing and eventually you get the mushrooms come.

    First question: has anyone tried these before and how did you get on?

    Second question: a friend of mine has just had some elm trees taken down due to Dutch Elm Disease. Do you think the wood from this would be suitable to use? I'm thinking that fungus thrives on dead wood, but just wondering whether the disease would affect anything.
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    Loads of threads about this = search for "Shiitake" as a start.
    I tried growing them in freshly cut oak. Nothing happened.
    Most of the threads tell a similar story, sorry.
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    Many moons ago we tried....

    https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr....html#post1769

    Nothing ever grew

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    Oh well, nothing ventured. Got a shady cool damp corner by the top shed, so we'll see how it goes.
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    The suggestion here is not to use diseased wood:
    https://www.mushroomadventures.com/t...struction.aspx
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    ive thought about trying this myself at some point , i watched a yt vid and the bloke grew his in a shipping container and said a constant temp was key , not sure you can do that outside , i found this vid might be worth a watch , it doesnt use logs tho ,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc75VWsrnbM gl and pls let us know how you get on , seems like a few are intersted in growing them ,cheers
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    I did the same, followed the instuctions .....nowt happened with the Shitake but Oyster did ok ...think i put some pics on here somewhere ??
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    Decded that I can buy in local supermarket for about .70p so.....Iknow its not like growing your own but hey ho ..
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