Shiitake mushrooms are an edible mushroom native to East Asia. They are dark brown with a velvety texture and earthy flavour. Caps range in size from 5-10cm.
The best and most natural way to grow these mushrooms is on hardwood logs using mushroom dowels. This is a gradual (6-12 months for first harvest) and low intensity method that can see you harvesting shiitake mushrooms for up to 6 years.
Our grow your own log growing kit comes with everything you need to successfully select, prepare and inoculate hardwood logs to begin your log growing. All you need to add is a mallet, drill and hardwood log.
This kit is designed to inoculate a hardwood log of 50cm in length. However, the parts to the kit can be used multiple times creating fantastic value.
Within each pack you will receive the basic instructions. However, the kit also comes with online access to an in depth grow guide that covers everything you need to become a log growing expert and help you to maximise your mushroom growing kit.
– Latin name: Lentinula edodes
– Yield: 1-2 flushes per growing season
– Storage temperature: <5 oC
– Fruiting temperature: 14 oC -17 oC
– Fruiting trigger: Following rainfall in spring and Autumn
– 50x shiitake plugs
– Log sealing wax
– Waxing brush
– 8mm drill bit
– Log grow guide
Suggested Log types:
– Any other hard wood