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Inoculated Plugs (Dowels) for Growing Mushroom on Logs in the Garden 


Mushroom dowel packs (NZ-Native & commercial cultures) are inoculated with a mushroom culture of your choice - wax is included for sealing along with detailed instructions.


40 mushroom dowels will do about two logs roughly 1m long x 125mm diameter - If you have excess dowels, add more dowels into a log and it will colonize and produce mushrooms faster.


Mushroom dowels are 8mm wide & made from locally sourced beech wood. Select from our extensive range of fully colonized dowel spawn using in-house cultures:


  • Shiitake - Lentinula Edodes
  • Grey Oyster - Pleurotus Pulmonarius
  • Pink Oyster - Pleurotus Djamor
  • Velvet Oyster/ NZ-Native Oyster - Pleurotus Parsonsiae
  • Enoki - Flammulina Velutipes
  • Tawaka/Poplar Mushroom, NZ Native- Agrocybe Parasitica 
  • Turkey Tail - Trametes Versicolor
  • Coral Tooth/ NZ Native Pekepeke-Kiore (LioNZ Mane) - Hericium Novae Zelandiae


***Logs not included -- you will need to source your own logs; often calling local arborists or garden groups can be a good way to find some.


Associated Products

Buy >> drill bit (with stop collar) to drill the perfect depth + natural bristle brush 

Buy >> NZ locally sourced beeswax blocks for sealing dowels 
(One block of beeswax does about 40-60 dowels)


Further resources:
Find out all about >> how to grow mushrooms on logs - including information on types of logs to use and ideal log size

More information about >> the types of mushrooms you can grow in New Zealand


Always identify any mushroom before consuming!


***Please note dowels are portioned out by weight so there maybe +/- 5% variation in quantity.

Outdoor Mushroom Log Grow Kit - Dowel Spawn (8 species)