All the hard work is done! Simply place your pre-inoculated log in full shade and in a location where it can get rained or snowed on. Then harvest delicious mushrooms for years to come! Leave them outside year-round; they simply go dormant in the winter. The logs are perennial producing for 4-6 years or longer. The only care required is watering. 12 inch pre-inoculated log comes with instructions.