SporeShift Mushrooms NZ is a boutique mushroom farm in North Canterbury.
Established in 2018, by a young couple, Taylor and Susan, in an effort to build a business that is environmentally sustainable and matches our eco-friendly lifestyle. We aim to keep our environmental impact positive, sourcing any substrates from local sustainable sources if possible ... know your farmer's farmer!
We are passionate about sharing the knowledge and autonomy of growing your own nutrient-dense mushrooms at home or in the garden. Offering a range of grow kits, growing supplies and equipment for even the most novice of mushroom growers! While fully supporting local growers and other small-scale farms throughout the country, we feel that there is a shift in awareness gearing toward the importance of local, community-driven supply chains and growing your own nutrient-dense produce.
Fresh mushrooms can easily be incorporated to your home garden and can even be grown indoors in urban environments on a variety of substrates. Check out our blog for further info about growing mushrooms at home or in your community!
Gift - the Grow
NZ Native Shiitake
NZ Native Oyster
NZ's widest range of Mushroom-grow related gear in one place ...
Splash & Grow Grey Oyster Kits & Pink Oyster Kits & Shiitake Kits: Comes with simple instructions for ideal fruiting environment. No hassle, minimal watering. Good for indoor growing while taking up little space. After use, the entire setup can be composted. Locally sourced, pre-inoculated substrate and instructions. Bountiful yields.
5 Step Oyster Mushroom Grow Kits: Comes with detailed instructions. The perfect kit for beginners who want to graduate to bigger gourmet mushroom growing projects. Designed to show the process of growing from spawn on substrate.
Outdoor Mushroom Patches: Ideally grown on wood chip in the garden. Tolerates sunlight, good for soil health and promotes plant growth. Produces mushrooms from spring to autumn once established.
DIY Mushroom Logs: Dowels inoculated with a variety of mushroom cultures for you to plug into logs that are locally sourced from your area. Easy DIY project, comes with instructions and soy wax for sealing.
SHIPPING & GUARANTEE
SporeShift ships all over New Zealand.
Shipping will be calculated with your order!
If there are any issues with your grow kits, mushroom blocks or spawn please contact us for troubleshooting. In most cases, we will be able to help sort out the issue. If not, we will replace your order, guaranteed.
Should be fresh with no rot
Introduce desired fungi type ASAP and within 3 months of cutting the log
Keep logs clean and off the ground
Keep bark intact
Deciduous species are best, softer poplar may be better for oysters
1 inch of log diameter = 1 year of mushroom growth
The larger the log the longer it will take the fungi to colonize and fruit
Drill holes with a 9.5mm drill bit about 32-35 mm deep
Start drilling holes 55mm from edge of the log
Space holes 4-6 inches apart
The next row should be 2-4 inches away from the first
Drill holes intermittently to the previous row to form a diamond pattern
SOAKING AND UPKEEP
After plugging the log with dowels cover them with food grade wax
Immediately after soak the log for 12-24 hours, unless the log was cut within the last 10 day
Do not soak the log longer than 24 hours
You do not need to soak the log during the colonization period
Water once every two weeks or so
The log will take anywhere from four months to two years to colonize depending on size, mushroom, wood species, environment, etc.
The ends of the logs will turn white once it is completely colonized.
You can force fruiting by soaking the log for 24 hours