In my Sunday afternoon stroll around the yard, I looked to see if anything was happening on the mushroom log that my friend and I inoculated last spring. Ah! A little nubbin pushing its way up right where one of the plugs went in. (If I get around to it, I'll pull up the poke weed that is flourishing around the log.)
Now, I hope I can't just properly identify the shiitake. I also wonder how to know when to harvest. And I wonder if the squirrels will get it before I do.