This is a Shiitake Mushroom Growing Kit Product Review. The kit is intended to be grown in the house to get organic fresh Shiitake mushrooms.
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The kit includes spore infused grow medium, humidity tent & instructions. The grow medium is actually a substrate of mycelium infused woodchips and sawdust made from hardwoods.
I Bought my kit from Amazon – Cost $32 + shipping – ended up costing $40 – kit made by Fungi Perfecti at fungi.com – can buy directly from them.
The mushrooms are organic and produces up to 3 lbs of mushrooms.
Botanical name of Shiitake is Lentinula edodes and is native to East Asia. Shiitake mushrooms have a rich texture and smoky flavor and can be harvested at 2 week intervals for up to 16 weeks.
Back to the Kit
The first step with your mushroom kit is to look at the date on the front of the package and make sure it is over 40 days old. If not, wait until it is at least 40 days old.
Then put it in the refrigerator for three to five days.
After refrigeration, you soak the mushroom medium in water for two to four hours. Then move remove it from the water and put it on a plate and put the supplied humidity tent over it.
Spray the inside of the humidity tent with a mist of water for two to four times a day.
In a couple of weeks, you will be harvesting your shiitake mushrooms!
I think this kit is great for someone who wants to see if they can grow shiitakes. I do plan on growing them outside and this was an experiment just to see how difficult they are go grow.
Well, they are easy to grow and this was an awesome kit to find that out with. I highly recommend this kit to someone who is looking to experiment with shiitakes.
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