This plug spawn is Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) mycelium growing on wooden white birch dowels. Japanese Reishi mushroom or Lingzhi is renowned for its medicinal healing properties. Reishi can be made in to a pleasant tea, or used for tinctures and soups.
Check out our Mushroom Tree Compatibility Chart to find the best wood variety for growing Reishi mushrooms. For details on how to use your plug spawn to grow mushrooms in logs see our Mushroom Log Cultivation page. With all Ganoderma species, short inoculated logs can be placed vertically in plant pots and buried with sand and/or gravel. Another method is to bury the entire log horizontally and cover with sawdust, sand, and/or gravel. See our Log Burying Techniques page for more information.
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