Outside Shiitake Cultivation On Logs in North West Florida

Asked May 1, 2015, 8:04 PM EDT

My question is simple enough to understand, but difficult enough that i could not answer it on my own.
I would like to have a laying yard outside under 75-85% shade cloth. During the summer the temperatures are 90-104. Under the shade cloth I would expect it to be about 15 degrees cooler, but I am wondering if that will cause the mycelium to die in my inoculated logs. I am using the strain Lentinula edodes. They already generate heat during spawn run and if it's 85 degrees under the shade cloth it's pretty hot. I will employ a misting system for them to maintain enough water so factor that into the question.

Santa Rosa County Florida fruits and vegetables gardening mushrooms horticulture

1 Response

Review the Shittake mushroom cultivation from the University of Florida Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises http://smallfarms.ifas.ufl.edu/other_enterprises/shiitake_mushrooms.html

Also, contact your local 'Ask an Expert' at the University of Florida Santa Rosa Extension Service -

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