Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Ganoderma lucidum
(Same Ganoderma lucidum 8 days earlier)
I unwittingly grew reishi mushrooms :)
I was forced to sort through the mass of rotting mushroom bags under my desk and was shocked to see Reishis, Ganoderma lucidum, growing out of a bag. Reishi is one of the most famous mushrooms in Chinese Medicine, but I never grew out a reishi culture....hmmm?
The label on the bag said Lentinula edodes (Shiitake) from Spore Works. I realized this was one of the cultures that had been donated to the UW Farm and it must have been mislabeled.
But I don't mind :)
I'm going to grow them, dry them, grind them up (somehow), mix them into melted chocolate and make my own reishi chocolates like they do at Fungi Perfecti.
I might get a few more...see the new ones forming?

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