Growing mushrooms on logs
I wonder if you can help.
In march 2017 I bought grey oyster mushroom and shiitake mushroom mycelium in dowels and also loose from Apogee.co.uk which in the meantime seems to have ceased trading.
I drilled well spaced holes, inserted dowels in 3 hard wood logs, I then covered each hole with melted wax and positioned the logs outside on an incline,behind my garage (north facing) and sprinkled the logs with water from time to time.
I was told that Shiitake can take up to 9 months, and grey oyster mushroom in 6 months. We are now in November but nothing happened..
Where the wax came off, ( on a couple of holes) I can see the mycelium.
Any idea what I should do to get any result? Could the mycelium I bought, have been out of date?
I believe to have followed the procedures correctly...
Should I wait until next march?
Many thanks for any help