Shiitake on straw

Marc T Alter malter at
Thu Oct 14 23:07:10 EST 1993

I'm growing shiitake mushrooms on blocks of straw.  As they develop they take 
on a "wavy" appearance.  That is, they never quite flatten out.  As well, the 
flesh seems a bit thin.  They taste great, just look funny.  I'm curious to why
this would happen when using a straw substrate.


BTW-I'm using straw because I've not found a good source of hardwood sawdust 
here in town...was also curious what would happen with straw.

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