Home-grown Shiitake Logs: harvest time

Growing shiitakes on logs is a great idea for any backyard or small farm food system. Partly because after the burst of work needed at the start, you don’t need to think about them for a fair while, until they’re ready. Then there’s the main reason that shiitake logs are a great idea. Because eventually,…

How to: test your garden soil’s pH, and balance it for a better veggie harvest

So you’re resolved to grow the best darn vegetables ever. You’re on a mission to feed your family nutrient-dense, organic, home-grown food, to stick it to the supermarket, and to hopefully have enough to share with friends and neighbours too. Getting your soil’s pH balanced can help a lot. Here’s how to do it: