Mushroom Video Tutorials

Growing Mushrooms on Logs

  • Introduction to Growing Mushrooms on Logs

  • Identifying Trees for Shiitake Cultivation

  • Inoculating Mushroom Logs with Plug Spawn from Start to Finish

  • Tree Dormancy: What is it, When is it, and Why is it Important for Mushroom Cultivation?

  • How Long Can My Cut Logs Sit Before I Inoculate?

  • Are my Logs Healthy? Three Checks Before you Inoculate.

  • How to Stack Your Logs for Winter

  • The Wedge Method

  • Shiitake Log Inoculation

  • Commercial Log Inoculation Setup

  • How to Stack Mushroom Logs for Easy Harvest

  • Oak Wilt: What is it and How to Manage its Spread

  • "Shocking" Shiitake Logs: What it means to Force Fruit

  • Growing Mushrooms with the Totem Method

Growing Mushrooms on Loose Substrates

  • Intro to Growing on Substrates

  • How to Make Your own Lion's Mane Blocks

  • Growing Oyster Mushrooms on Aspen Shavings

  • Growing Oyster Mushrooms in a Bucket

  • Choosing Straw for Oyster Cultivation

  • Oyster Mushroom TeePee Grow Kit

  • How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms Commercially using Pasteurized Straw

  • How to Make your own Oyster Mushroom Grow Blocks

Mushroom Beds

  • How to Build a Wine Cap Bed: The 3-layer Method

  • How to Plant an Almond Agaricus Mushroom Bed

  • How to Rebuild Soil with Wine Cap Mushrooms

  • Ready to Fruit Chestnut Bed

Hen of the Woods, Chicken of the Woods, and Brick Cap

  • Successful Cultivation Methods for Hen and Chicken of the Woods on Logs

  • Burying you Chicken, Hen, or Brick Cap Log

  • Harvesting Your Hen

Table Top Farms

  • Reishi Table Top Farm

  • Chestnut Table Top Farm

  • Pioppini Table Top Farm

  • King Oyster Table Top Farm

  • Reishi Table Top Farm

  • Oyster Table Top Farm

  • Shiitake Table Top Farm

  • Lion's Mane Table Top Farm

  • Black Pearl Table Top Farm

Identification & Harvest

  • Harvesting Your Shiitake

  • Harvesting Your Lion's Mane

  • Wine Cap Identification

  • Harvesting Your Wine Cap Mushrooms

  • Identification and Harvest Tips

  • When to Harvest and How Long to Store Mushrooms for Maximum Freshness


  • Caring for Your Inoculation Tool: Palm and Thumb Styles

  • Assembly of the Shiitake Express Drill Tool

  • Filing a Flat Surface on Your Drill for Adapter with Set Screw

  • Using the Okuda Wax Applicator

  • Choosing and Sharpening Your Drill Bit

  • Okuda Inoculation Stick

  • Okuda Hand Inoculator

  • Okuda Wax Applicator

  • Okuda Semi-Automatic Log Inoculation Tool


  • Almond Portabella Pizza with Asiago and Basil

  • Braised Wine Cap with Artisanal Butter