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Well stuff happened last year and I never grew any more over the course of 2020.
Kicked off the new year, got a couple of bags of sawdust spawn from a new supplier (used mushroom box previously, they sell spawn in little 100g baggies which is somewhat convenient for a hobbyist but ends up being false economy, not only due to the price/qty ratio, but using such small amounts of spawn leads to poor results.) Now I'm using gourmetmushrooms.co.uk who offer a pretty good service and sell 1Kg bags of spawn for a reasonable price. (sawdust spawn only though so lack of nutrients means it gets off to a slower start colonising media, but it at least has a good shelf-life.)
Forgot to get any pictures of the start of the process a month back, but now I've got a back of grey oysters fully colonised ready to start fruiting, and some enoki which is struggling a bit (probably partly because I left the straw too wet, as well as it just being trickier to grow than oysters) but it should be ready soon.
Got half a block of the enoki spawn in my fridge still to try and start another soon, and just a little oyster spawn left that I might have a go at making an outdoor bed on the top of a vegetable planter.