GETTING-MORE-FROM-SHIITAKE

Getting a Second Flush from Shiitake Blocks

One of my favorite things about growing mushrooms is how they just keep giving and giving! Once you get a successful first flush, you are likely to get second, third and sometimes even fourth flush off the same straw log or fruiting block. Getting multiple flushes is the best way to get the highest overall yields and biological efficiency from …

Growing Shiitake Mushrooms

There are few mushrooms as iconic as The Shiitake. And although growing shiitake mushrooms requires some specialized skills and tactics, it is still a strong favorite among cultivators- both professional and amateur alike. In fact, Shiitake is one of the most commonly cultivated mushrooms in the world. And for good reason. The Shiitake is a culinary delight, has a long …

The Yellow Oyster Mushroom

The Yellow Oyster Mushroom, sometimes called the Golden Oyster, is both stunningly beautiful and easy to grow, making it a popular choice among home cultivators. This mushroom grows fast and fruits heavily in vibrantly bright “bouquets”, although the small and relatively thin fruiting bodies usually make for a smaller overall yield. For the most part, you are unlikely to see …

Mushroom Growing Kits – Complete Guide, Reviews and Top Picks

Buying a mushroom growing kit is by far the easiest way to start growing mushrooms at home. That’s because edible mushroom grow kits are totally beginner friendly- requiring almost no special skills, tools, or other equipment. Other than the mushroom kit itself, you probably already have everything you need at home. These easy to use mushroom kits allow new growers …

Blue Oyster Mushroom

Candidates For Cultivation: The Blue Oyster Mushroom

Few mushrooms are more satisfying to watch grow as the Blue Oyster Mushroom. It is very forgiving and easy to grow making it the ideal choice for a beginner. The fruits grow rapidly, sometimes doubling in size everyday. The mushroom starts out strikingly blue and turns grey as it matures. These mushrooms are ideal candidates for outdoor growing as their …

Pink Oyster Mushroom

Cadidates for Cultivation: The Pink Oyster Mushroom

A fresh and glowing flush of bright Pink Oyster mushrooms is a site to behold. Pink oyster mushrooms are vigorous growers, fast colonizers, and heavy yielding. The stunning appearance of these mushrooms makes them a favorite for farmers market growers. Unfortunately, Pink Oysters are delicate and their shelf life is somewhat short, making it tough for them to appear on grocery store shelves.

King Oyster Mushroom Cooking

Candidates For Cultivation: The King Oyster Mushroom

Oyster Mushrooms come in a dizzying variety of colors, shapes and sizes. One true standout is the king oyster mushrooms. Unique in many of its characteristics, the King Oyster has a stately appearance and culinary flexibility making it well deserved of its name. Want to easily grow oyster mushrooms at home? Try this fool proof oyster mushroom growing kit! You …