These kits are the easiest way to grow your own nutrient rich, organic (non-certified) mushrooms at home. They are great for kids and are an excellent source of organic gourmet mushrooms not normally available in grocery stores. Learn to grow your own for a fraction of the reatil price!
Kits are usually send out within 1-3 weeks of purchase. Kit can be stored for up to 4 weeks once recieved, however for best results they are best mixed as soon as possible.
Everything you'll need is pre-weighed and included in the mushroom kit, with easy to follow instructions.
-Mix hydrated lime and water.
-Mix in wood pellets.
-Mix mushroom spawn (mushroom seed/ starting culture) into now damp sawdust.
-Put mixture into bag supplied.
-Poke holes in bag as per instructions.
-Wait for mushrooms to grow!
-Harvest within 20-60 days!!
-Anywhere from 2-8 harvests is possible with the first 3 being the largest.
You will need:
-Something to measure water with.
-A work surface you can clean with soap, 10% bleach or 70% isopropyl alcohol.
-Clean bucket or something to mix in.
If for any reason your kit doesnt work out please email us some photos and we will be happy to help troubleshoot the issues and if necessary replace free of charge, you would just need to cover the freight cost.
-1kg mushroom spawn (seeds/ spores/ starting culture).
-2kg wood pellets.
-1x bag for putting substrate mix into.
-Labeled Bag of hydrated lime.
-1x cable tie.
Once ready, your bag will weigh about 5.5kg and be ready to fruit. Yield varies from .5-2.5kg of edible mushrooms over 2-3 month period. Yield varies depending on conditions, harvest time and a range of factores, this kit can be grown year round inside NZ wide.
This kit is a one off purchase designed to teach you how to use spawn (mushroom seed/ starting culture) to grow mushrooms. After completing this kit you'll be able to purchase spawn/ "REFILL for 5 Step Osyter Kit" directly from us ($28/kg + freight). The rest of the supplies you'll need can be purchased from the supermarket making growing your own gourmet mushrooms extremely affordable :)
Some more informaiton on our blog here.
As we make our spawn up fresh, it can take up to two weeks for the kit to be ready to send. We will give you a time frame at the time of purchase if we expect a delay in delivery.