GROW YOUR OWN SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS
Shiitake mushrooms are prized for their high quality and velvety caps. They are dark brown, with an earthy flavour, velvety texture and versatile abilities in the kitchen. The most effective and natural way to grow these mushrooms is on hardwood logs using mushroom dowels. With your spawn voucher, you can claim your fifty shiitake dowels, which will then be delivered fresh to your front door. It can take up to a year to see your first harvest flourish. However, this low-intensity method of growing can see you harvesting shiitake mushrooms for up to eight years. This makes the shiitake kit a gift that offers years of money saving from supermarket plastic wrapped mushrooms, as well as the chance to understand sustainable food production in a way where you can make a difference. We believe anyone can be an expert urban farmer with a little help from our kits. Traditionally, logs would be inoculated by placing them adjacent to more logs already growing shitake mushrooms, and the spores would naturally infiltrate the new logs. Both the development of the mushroom industry and our knowledge about growing food sources in ways that mimic effective natural processes allow you to get a head start on growing by implanting the mycelium directly into the logs.
- Ideal Growing Conditions: 14-17°C.
- Storage Temperature: no higher than 5°C.
- First Harvest Season: Autumn or Spring
- Suggested Log Types: Oak, Hornbeam, Alder, Beech
WHAT'S IN THE KIT?
How it works
Drill evenly spaced holes into the log with the provided drill bit
Inoculate the log by inserting the included mushroom plugs
Melt the wax to prepare for the sealing process
Seal the inserted plugs for protection & to retain moisture
Place your log in a suitable setting and wait for those delicious mushrooms!
I had some small timing issues. They helped me promptly, and without any questions. Good looking gift as well.
These make the best gifts. They're super easy to grow. Everything you need is in the pack and is top quality! I've bought these a few times now as they're so popular! Love them. Thank you for making growing high quality produce an absolute breeze!
This would make a great Christmas present. Arrived promptly. Can’t wait to eat homegrown mushrooms!
Ordered as a gift for my husband.We’ve recently started growing our own veg in our garden, so this will be a exciting addition to our home produce!Can’t wait to give it to him - it’s such a fantastic idea.Arrived super fast in beautiful, high quality packaging.Highly recommend!
This was a brilliant present for a friend who loves growing their own food. It looks great in the package, instructions were really clear and the mushrooms are already growing. the voucher system is simple and easy and does absolute guarantee freshness! 😄 will definitely buy again for others!