Tag Archives: Cultivation

Mushroom Kits

Now is the time to get a Mushroom Growing Kit!!!

Shiitake Kit 2

There has a been an increase in Mushroom Kit sales, and with very good reason! This is the best time of year to buy them. Flush them out until they won’t flush anymore and then use the spent kit to start some outside projects. Just in time for the spring summer growing season!

Check them out:  Mushroom Grow Kits

And remember the freight is much cheaper if you order more than one…and they are guaranteed…what do you have to lose?

Transplanting Wild Mushrooms

October is also a great time to “transplant” mushrooms to a new spot.


This might be to expand your present patch or gather mushrooms

from an undesirable place and move them to a desirable place.


When you find wild mushrooms that are old or just in the wrong place, pick them up and move them to a new place. Choose a spot that you have access too and throw them there to survive on their own. My favorite way is to hold them just like they grow and step them into the ground! This places the stem right in the ground and the cap protects and provides added spores to help the mycelium get started. This is what I call the poor boy method, and it does not always work, but it is cheap and it has worked for me many times!

Shiitake Growing Kit

I recently started offering Mushroom Grow Kits on my website, so I thought I would grow one out to show how easy it is to produce fresh mushrooms indoors!



I picked the Shiitake Mushroom Patch first.

I ordered the kit on Thursday and it arrived at my

door on Monday by UPS.




























Then the kit had to go in the refrigerator for 4 days. After that was 4 hours of soaking in water to initiate the flush!









The humidity tent  went on and it was misted 4 times a day. I started to see life right away!









































That is a perfect Shiitake in my world! I harvested about 1 pound and now it will rest for a couple weeks and  I will start the cycle again. I will repeat this 4 or 5 times or until the kit only produces tiny mushrooms. Then comes the bonus…the kit will be used to inoculate some logs!