Mushroom Tools Rental
Want to try to inoculate logs with mushroom spawn on your own but don't want to commit to purchasing the tools needed? Rent the tools from us and see what it's like! Mushroom logs or stumps are a great addition to any home garden.
With this purchase you will get an inoculating tool, a 12MM drill bit to drill the holes, and an angle grinder adapter.
The drill bit has a stopper that will create a hole at the correct depth that matches the size of the inoculation tool.
All you will need is a cordless drill (or angle grinder), 3'-4' logs, mushroom spawn, wax and wax daubers, and a free afternoon to complete this fun project! Mushrooms will be ready for harvest the following year.
🍄An angle grinder is not necessary for this project, but if you have one already it makes the job go A LOT faster, if you don't have one, a cordless drill works great too
🍄The drill bit can be used for mushroom spawn only (usually purchased in a 5 lb bag), if you have plug spawn you'll need a larger bit.
Rental cost is for one week. Must pick up at the office. Reserve online or call to confirm!
Soil Test Kits
We have free Soil Testing Kits available at the office. Follow the instructions and fill out the appropriate information and send samples to the UMaine Facility in Orono. You will send them payment for the testing.
Maine Invasive Plants Field Guide
Handy pocket guide of invasive plants to keep in your field bag and bring along with you for identification. It's always useful to know what invasives are specifically found in Maine.
Maine Invasive Plants Field Guide is waterproof, fits in a cargo or vest pocket, and covers 46 invasive plant species. Each species account includes photos and details about identification, range, similar species, control strategies, invasiveness, and status. The guide also includes a comprehensive section on how to manage invasive plants, Integrated Pest Management, prioritization, assessment, manual and herbicide control, disposal, and monitoring.
Publisher: Maine Natural Areas Program, copyright 2019.
Dimensions: 3.75” wide x 8” long x 0.75” thick, loose ring binding (rings included)