Oyster Mushrooms Grow Kits
WHY GROW YOUR OWN OYSTER MUSHROOMS AT HOME
Oyster mushrooms are velvety, savory, and mild and pair perfectly with just about any recipe! Our oyster mushroom kits are reliable producers and tend to yield large flushes of beautiful mushrooms when given adequate humidity.
Your kit includes an amended sawdust or straw block fully colonized with mushroom mycelium. It may appear covered with a soft, white, mold-like substance - that's the mushroom mycelium! It is completely normal. The mycelium of some species is more prominent than others.
qUICK details about the kit
PRICE; Ksh 500 ($4.5)
Skill level; Beginner
Grow location; Indoors
Grow speed; 1-2 weeks
Shelf life; 3 months (refrigerated)
Flavor profile; Savory, meaty, earthy
Available Colors; White (Other colors available on order)
Kit weight; 2 kg, Expected output: 4kg
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The oysters take one month to grow and you harvest for 2 months.
We also can make other kits of a variety of colors such as white, grey and blue. ONLY ON ORDER.
Reishi take their time and grow very slowly. Depending on your needs, you can harvest your kit early when the mushrooms resemble antlers and are only a few inches tall. Or, you can allow the mushrooms several more months in the bag to form more interesting growth patterns.
The fruit body is slow to grow, but requires little care. Harvest at its’ prime and make medicinal tea and/or tinctures.
Kits may be grown indoors, and may also be fruited outdoors during the spring and fall. A humid environment is important to mushroom formation, and can be created by misting water from a spray bottle into a humidity tent.
All natural ingredients. Your kit contains a mushroom culture grown on pure hardwood sawdust and organic Canadian wheat bran. No chemical fertilizers, nor pesticides, used. Kit size ~1.9kg
Our lion's mane mushroom kits are reliable producers and tend to yield large flushes of beautiful creamy white mushrooms when given adequate humidity. With continued proper care, you may be able to get multiple flushes. (We 100% guarantee your first flush of mushrooms, but hope you'll try for 2 or 3!) Note: Lion's mane can be prone to drying out if the ambient humidity is too low, so we recommend that you water it generously.
The spawn used in our mushroom kits is grown on organic grain and made with organic cultures from our own culture lab. Our kits are handmade from a blend of locally sourced, all-natural, organic, and non-GMO woods and supplements from farms and forests in Kenya.
1) Provided is an straw /sawdust block that has been completely colonized by mushroom mycelium.
2) Slice an 'X' into the plastic on the bag underneath with a sharp knife or scissors. (10-20 holes)
3) Use a hand sprayer with tap water and generously mist the plastic where you sliced your 'X' shape. Mist your kit at least twice daily - more if you're in a particularly dry climate. (If your mushrooms start to grow but dry up and die, your growing conditions may be too dry and you should make a humidity tent!)
4) Place your kit in the most humid part of your home and outside of direct sunlight. We suggest putting it on a kitchen counter close to a sink. The mushroom mycelium will sense the oxygen in the air and produce mushroom 'pins,' another term for 'baby mushrooms.'
5) It usually takes 5-14 days for pins to form. Once pins begin to form, mushrooms will grow quickly. So when you spot your first pins keep an eye on them. The warmer the environment the faster they will grow. Mushrooms should be ready to harvest 2-5 days after pin formation.
If you're not ready to use immediately, your Oyster Grow Kit can be refrigerated or stored in a cool dry place, out of direct sunlight, for up to 3 months.
Our recipe is to chop the oyster mushrooms and sauté them in a heavy pan on medium heat with butter, garlic, and loads of fresh thyme and rosemary (or whatever other herbs you happen to have on hand!).
Cook until the mushrooms have released their liquid, then continue cooking until that liquid has cooked off and the mushrooms begin to brown. This can take from 20-30 minutes. Deglaze your pan with a splash of white wine, reduce once more, and finish with a touch of heavy cream. Season generously with salt.
Simply take a trash bag or other loosely fitting plastic bag and put PLENTY of 1/2 inch holes in it (THIS IS IMPORTANT: Mushrooms exhale CO2 and inhale oxygen. They will suffocate themselves if there isn’t adequate airflow! Oysters that look stringy or strange are usually growing that way because they need more air!). Spray the slice at least once per day with the included spray bottle. If you choose to use a humidity tent make sure to spray the inside of the tent once per day to maintain humidity.
If you’re going to consume home-grown mushrooms, make sure to cook your fresh mushrooms thoroughly with heat. If it is your first time eating this species, it is best to start with a small amount to check for allergies, even if cooked.
Mushrooms grow spores as they develop. This is a natural means of reproduction. This is when people with allergies or compromised immune systems may want to consider putting fruiting mushroom kits outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Spores in mushrooms sometimes cause respiratory irritation.
In rare cases, spores may also cause irritation for some non-allergic or non-immunocompromised mushroom growers. If you are one of them, it is recommended to reduce the overall spore load by harvesting mushrooms while they are still in their younger growth stages.
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