Cultivating Shiitake on Oak Logs Posted on September 9, 2016 by MycognosticSeptember 11, 2017 Make your own plug spawn (more on that in a later post. Or buy spawn from a reputable supplier like Fungi.com Hammer in the plug spawn, and wax the holes and the ends If you are noccing up your logs in winter, keep them inside till after the frost Keep them shady and water daily Stacked for winter storage, keep different types of mushroom logs from touching. At Fruiting Time “shock” the logs with a soak and a smack with a hammer. Don’t be discouraged if something else pops up. Fortunately Turkey Tail is also medicinal Finally after an 18 month wait Shiitake happens! Food and medicine for years to come. Old Faithful was given to me eight years ago, still producing, but getting punky.