Grow your own

New Planter Boxes Under Way

This is where it gets exciting! We are big believers in GYO and currently offer “Grow your own”kits for you to make mushroom growing a personal and fun learning experience. Best of all we’re here throughout the whole process to help!

As simple as A, B, C – our GYO kits make the whole process simple and yet rewarding. Our inoculated kits come in either Swiss Brown or Oyster. We’re available to offer you continued support so you get the most out of these kits.

Our aim is to make mushroom growing less daunting and more fun, there is nothing better than eating your own home grown mushrooms. Please find our latest growing information below. If you have any other questions please head to our facebook page

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GROWING INFORMATION DOCUMENTS:

Swiss and White Button FAQ’s
Swiss/White Hobby Kit Video – Watch this video for some great tips on what to do with your Swiss/White Button kits
Our new Grow-Your-Own Oyster Mushroom buckets. They do not require the lid to be taken off for ventilation, just pop them in a cupboard or somewhere dark for around 4 weeks from the date written on them. They don’t need to be watered. We’re simulating what happens underground or in a tree stump during this phase. More updated instructions coming soon! `
After 3-4 weeks in the cupboard it’s time to shock the mushrooms into fruiting. You may already see small growths in the holes. This is perfect. Now they need a little light and some extra humidity. Keep spraying in the holes and pop a bag over the bucket to create a humidity tent. (Pictured above) Once the mushrooms are ready to pick. Simply twist them out and you’re done. The cap of the mushroom starts to flatten out when ready and will go a little curly on the tips as a final sign they are ready. If they are drying out at a smaller size it’s time to increase humidity.
Rebecca has some pins and mushrooms in early development! The children are loving the whole process and learning an important lesson about where their food comes from! Great work team 🙂
What to look for with the oyster mushroom kits. Remember at this stage we’re simulating what happens under the ground. It’s important to keep it in the dark, with the lid on upside down. (To allow a little air exchange, mushrooms need to breathe oxygen too)
Swiss Brown mushrooms, many people worry that there is mould on the top! This is actually the mycelium heading towards the final stage of its life… FRUITING! YAY Make sure to keep it well watered now, misting twice a day!
The first signs of Oyster mushrooms! This is a great visual indicator of the fruiting cycle. Now it’s extremely important to keep the humidity up. The black bag that came with the kit works well as a humidity tent. Just make sure to prop the bag open for some fresh air exchange and await your delicious mushrooms!
More oyster mushroom pins at different stages.
Tim has had a bumper first crop, another success story. It’s not uncommon that people tell us these are the freshest mushrooms they’ve ever tasted! Well done Tim