Starting Shiitake Mushrooms

Mushrooms utilize shaded space in your operation, aid in the decomposition of discarded timber, provide much-needed vitamin D when grown with sunlight, and are highly marketable to restaurants and shoppers. This video demonstrates how a Shiitake mushroom operation begins; walking viewers through the step-by-step process of preparing logs for colonization and harvest.

It's important to note that, while different varieties of mushrooms will require different treatment, the basics of beginning an operation are generally quite similar. Thus, this tutorial can help educate potential growers interested in other types of mushrooms.


This tutorial is part of a series of videos produced by Anthony-Masterson Productions and Georgia Organics.

You can see more videos like this on Georgia Organic's Vimeo channel.