A quick, fun, and easy introduction to gourmet mushroom growing and a novel gift idea too! Taking just twenty minutes to prepare and beginning to crop in as little as two weeks, three crops of oyster mushroom are possible. Once the kit has finished producing indoors, it can then be used to a make an outdoor mushroom bed. Full instructions are included for this nice little gourmet mushroom indoor growing kit.
The Inspiration Behind This Kit
Wild oyster mushrooms grow on dead and dying trees and play an essential role in breaking down and recycling wood back into the eco-system. They possess an army of acids and enzymes which are used to dissolve the incredibly tough lignin and cellulose that makes up wood. Paper originates from trees, so why not recycle unwanted, unloved books the same way nature does.
What Kind of Books Can I Recycle?
Paper back novels work the best and should be less than 10 years old. Glossy colour publications, like magazines, should not be used. The book(s) must be able to fit comfortably inside the Filter Bag. As a guide, the filter bag can take up to 4 small paperbacks (250 to 300 pages), or a couple of larger paperbacks (500+ pages).
1 Bag of Oyster Mushroom Grain Spawn
3 Rubber Bands
Grain Spawn can be stored in the fridge for 3 months and is supplied with a Use-by-Date.
Gift Wrapped Kits can be stored in a cool dry place. When opened the spawn can be then be refrigerated.