Welcome to Gourmet Woodland Mushrooms, an Independent Mushroom Spawn Laboratory Based in the UK Specialising in Quality Gourmet Mushroom Growing Products for Businesses and Individuals
Choose from 10 gourmet mushroom species: Shiitake, Oyster Mushrooms, Enoki, Chicken-of-the-woods – many of our strains are unique and can’t be found anywhere else. Six bag sizes are available: 30 – 1200 plugs with discounts for orders of 6000 plugs and above. All our plug spawn is supplied with detailed instructions (including illustrations and photographs), which will guide you all the way through the growing process. We offer free advice and support to our customers.
Over the coming weeks we will be adding 15 species to grow using logs, woodchip, cereal straw, spent coffee grounds and cardboard. Made using Beech-wood ‘micro-chips’ that have a consistant particle size making our sawdust spawn alot easier to use than the sawdust spawn that other companies are offering. Sawdust spawn is available in 1kg and 3kg bags and is made individually to order ensuring that the mycelium is at the peak of it’s growth potential.
Produced from certified organic rye grain, we manufacture Grain Spawn from 15 mushroom species in 1kg, 2kg and 2.5kg bags. If you’re an indoor mushroom grower purchasing Grain Spawn from afar we can offer you high quality spawn at a competitive price. We manage our own Culture Bank, so we can offer strains which are not available from large spawn laboratories. These strains have been selected because they possess unique properties that are of great benefit to smaller growers.
We have a growing range of user-friendly Oyster mushroom growing kits. Oyster mushrooms are probably the most adaptive mushroom species out there, and they can be easily grown using a variety of household waste from used coffee grounds to old books, to cardboard. With our Oyster mushroom recycler kits anyone can enjoy growing fresh gourmet mushrooms without having to use special equipment or without any previous knowledge of mushroom growing.
At Gourmet Woodland Mushrooms we offer a professional personal service. If you are looking to start a mushroom growing business or simply want to grow mushrooms for pleasure we offer advice and support for all our spawn products and are happy to answer any questions you might have about gourmet mushroom growing. We offer on-site consultations at a resonable cost, Skype consultations, and also group seminars. With 16 years experience growing mushrooms and producing spawn you can be confident that you’ll receive accurate and up-to-date informatation and advice.
New Product – Oyster Mushroom Coffee Growing Kit
A great gift for coffee lovers. Use your own spent coffee grounds to grow your own oyster mushrooms with this easy to use kit. Simply add your grounds daily to the tub, sprinkle on some grain and cardboard chips, and watch the coffee disapear in a wave of mycelium. Our kit is different to others out there, allowing you to turn your own waste coffee into delicious gourmet food.
NEW – 120 Plug Spawn Packs
We’ve just introduced a 120 Plug Spawn Pack, which is great value at £10.00. 120 plugs can make 4 x 50 cm long logs, or 2 x 1 m long logs. 120 packs are kept in stock, and available across all our species.
Can you tell the difference between good quality mushroom spawn and poor quality mushroom spawn?
…’No’. Most people can’t (unless you’re a mushroom farmer of course) – and there are companies out there that take full advantage of this fact. We are not one of them. We supply professional growers who rely on us for the success of their business, and we produce the same quality spawn for our hobby customers, so you can be confident when purchasing mushroom spawn from us.
Mushroom Log Farming Presents New Opportunities…
Make productive use of woodlands and/or redundant buildings using readily available ‘waste’ wood and agricultural materials. Take advantage of the growing interest for new culinary experiences and locally produced ethical food. We have 15 years experience of helping new growers to make the most of their resources. Many of our species and strains are not grown commercially on a large scale, giving our growers a distinct marketing advantage when it comes to gaining customers for their mushrooms. Get in touch to arrange a free consultation.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Mushroom Log Growing: Q. Can I use old deadwood or rotting logs? A. No, the logs need to be freshly cut (within 6 weeks) from disease-free healthy living trees. Q. What is the best size of log to use? A. Logs can be either 50 cm or 1 metre […]