Grow your own Shiitake Mushrooms
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 4-6 times a year for up to 6 years. Traditionally, logs to be inoculated would be placed adjacent to ones that have already grown the mushrooms and the spores would infiltrate the new logs naturally. However, since the development of the mushroom farming industry over the last 100 years it is now possible to implant mycelium directly into the logs and get a “head start” on the traditional method.
The ideal growing conditions for the shiitake mushrooms are: 14-17 C
We recommend a storage temperature of no higher than 5 C
First harvest: Seasonally in Autumn or Spring
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!
Our kit includes a pre-inoculated shiitake mushroom log, a misting spray bottle, detailed growing instructions, and our customer support for any questions you might have.
With proper care, one log can produce mushrooms for several years, providing multiple harvests each year.
Our kits are specifically inoculated with shiitake mushroom spores. Using them to grow other types of mushrooms is not recommended.