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Growing mushrooms

by Sarah - July 18th, 2009.
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You probably have seen the kits for growing ordinary button mushrooms at home. You might have even given it a go! It is great fun to grow slightly different things though and there’s a whole range of mushrooms you can grow that you won’t find in the supermarket.

Picking wild mushrooms is a scary business unless you know exactly what you’re looking for, so stay out of the woods and grow some exotic mushrooms in your own garden!

Reishi or Ling Chi – Ganoderma lucidum
Chicken of the Woods – Laetiporus sulphureus
Maitake or Hen of the Woods – Grifola frondosa
Pearl Oyster – Pleurotus ostreatus
Reishi or Ling Chi – Ganoderma lucidum
Shiitake – Lentinula edodes
The Conifer Coral Mushroom – Hericium abietis
The Lion’s Mane Mushroom – Hericium erinaceus
The Phoenix Fir Oyster – Pleurotus pulmonarius

These are sent to you in the form of wooden plugs impregnted with the mushroom spore. It does take 6-12 months but you will have mushrooms for several years once they start! You’ll need cut logs to plug them into but these are fairly widely available anyway either from shops selling barbecue supplies or even garage forecourts! You might even have some logs in your garden!

The kits contain 100 plugs and includes all theĀ  instructions, sealing wax, and wax applicator.

How fantastic would it be to have a range of exotic mushrooms growing away in a quiet corner of your garden! This is such an exciting opportunity to be able to grow something completely different!

They also do more traditional mushroom grow kits too!

Button Mushroom Grow Kit

French Chestnut Mushroom Grow Kit

Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit

Shii-take Mushroom Grow Kit