First…as I walked thru the door…there they were. Barrels. 55 gallon plastic barrels. I quickly asked the clerk what had been in them. Glory be, it was soda syrup!! They are safe to use! And they are only $10 each! I snagged 4 of them. Rain barrel project coming up!
Only a few more feet into the store was a stack of logs. But they weren’t just any logs. These logs had been a project for Earth Day and were infused with mycelium from shiitake mushrooms. Growing mushrooms is something I’ve wanted to try. And at $10 a log, two came home with me. (I’ve seen them for sale in gardening catalogs at $20 and up for a 10” log).
This little project is going to be an exercise in patience. It takes 6 months to a year for the mushrooms to sprout but then you’ll get fresh mushroom every few months for up to 4 years. How cool is that?!