With a few simple modifications plant pots make excellent containers for growing oyster mushrooms. This oyster mushoom growing kit contains 1.5 kg of pelletised cereal straw and 300g of oyster mushroom grain spawn. Unlike other kits, the straw doesn’t need to be heat treated (pasteurised), making it safer and easier to use. Simply add 4 litres of water to the pellets, wait about an hour for them to rehydrate, and then mix the grain spawn through. There is enough straw to fill a 10 litre plant pot or two 5 litre pots (not supplied).
It takes around a month for the first crop to appear, and then 3 more crops of mushrooms can be obtained yielding 1 kg (or more) over a 3 month period. Once the kit has stop producing it can then be used as spawn to create an outdoor mushroom bed using wood-chip or chopped straw.
From winter to spring the kit comes with our Pearl Oyster which prefers the cooler temperatures from 10 to 15 deg.C.. In summer and autumn, it will be our Westwood Oyster which prefers warmer temperatures from 15 to 20 deg.C.
- 1.5 kg straw pellets
- 250g oyster mushroom grain spawn
- 1 instruction sheet
The grain spawn can be stored for 3 months in the fridge prior to use and is supplied with a use-by-date.