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Edible fungi you can grow at home:

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We mail out Monday to Wednesday mid-day most weeks. However, you can save freight and buy oyster and button mushroom kits 7 days a week from your local garden centre. Have a browse and we'll reply quickly to questions or with a confirmation invoice and expected departure date which is usually within 48 hours of payment.

STARTER PACKS, see below right, provide everything you need making them a tidy, compact introduction to a fascinating form of growing. They keep until you are ready, so make great presents.

Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster Mushrooms

Great for beginners and new mushroom growers. Get growing quickly with the kit, then learn how to spread the culture onto logs, straw, coffee waste and wood chips. Strains have been selected over decades for good qualities to suit NZ conditions. Picking can start in just 2-4 weeks for home or markets using our fresh spawn. Enjoy watching them grow on 100% NZ ingredients. Easy-Grow 100%NZ sawdust logs available at all times, it's an easy project and quick to fruit that you can expand out to grow more at home. Taste the Goodness! Click the picture for special deals and to order.

Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake Mushrooms

Sought after for its great flavour, texture and health benefits, especially when grown on your own wood. The brown cap and white flecks of certain strains make attractive mushrooms. Grow from freshly cut logs of deciduous trees eg oak, poplar, birch, beech or maple. Easy-Grow 100%NZ sawdust logs available at all times, it's an easy project and quick to fruit that you can expand out to grow more at home. Click the picture for special deals and to order

Field or Shop Mushrooms

Field/Shop Mushrooms

Also called Agaricus, Portobello, Chestnut, Button or Field Mushrooms. Grow button or flat shape, straight from the kit. It all depends on the stage you pick them at! Freshly picked field mushrooms are sweet, juicy and tasty. Big brown or white flat portobellos are great on the BBQ or grilled. Be surprised as each type pops up- It's a real treat to watch and eat your own naturally grown mushrooms and you also learn how to grow more at home with compost recipes and tricks for home growing included. Click the picture for special deals and to order

Burgundy Stropharia Mushrooms

Burgundy Mushrooms

An amazingly beautiful and ‘robust’ garden giant, usually wine red in colour and 5–30cm across. It likes to grow on straw, stalky compost, deciduous mulch or wood chips and sawdust. Yields of many kilograms per square metre are possible if your soil is well mulched. Will not establish in winter soils, so please order October to March when soils are warm. Click the picture to order

Shaggy Mane or Ink Cap

Shaggy Ink Cap

A garden friendly strain which fruits readily on compost from Autumn through to early summer. An interesting fungus to observe and a treat to eat. It can be grown indoors or set free in the garden. Click the picture to order

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Our Mushroom Growing Kits

Our kits are built to allow an easy, fun growing experience, without holding you back from furthering your knowledge and experience with fungi. For beginners, we recommend either the Oyster Mushroom STARTER kit or the Field/Shop Mushroom STARTER kit, as these are fairly simple kits to master.

For a bit more of a challenge, and if you have some outdoor space, use the same methods learnt from the Field/Shop Mushrooms to grow other soil based fungi or use your oyster mushroom kit as a starter to grow oyster mushrooms from sawdust, paper, card, twigs, coffee or logs.

If you have some broad-leafed hardwoods such as Oak, Alder or Poplar that need pruning, why not innoculate the cut branches with Shiitake culture from your own Ready To Grow log?

Our mushrooms are all well known edible varieties, from strong strains, grown and multiplied over many seasons for our temperate New Zealand climate. Kits are just the beginning, discovering how to keep the culture going is long term fun!

"Happy Customers"

“ it's been fun to grow and eat the mushrooms so thank you very much- KB 2021 The EasyGrow Shiitake sawdust log Great kits and I have been using a bunch of them already. =) Hi guys, parcel arrived this morning. Thanks for the awesome service. Have a merry xmas. Cheers KF Oamaru-.... Just wanted to let you know that my mushroom kit is a great success. I have oyster mushrooms sprouting all over the bag. Really pleased. Cristine Paraparaumu-.... ....I have found the course information fantastic and really easy to follow. AP 2019 ..... thanks for the advice. With 3 nights in the fridge the mushrooms started to grow an the 5th day. The first flush was sufficient for 3 meals. Flavour: excellent. Will now try the transfer method for a new culture and get the second flush started. G+W Charteris Bay.... Hi Tim I have been meaning to say thanks for the mushroom kit. Quite a bit of work but fascinating to see them grow over the winter under our sink and ended up having a good feed. Warm wishes Jack H Lower Hutt .... Hi Tim, I just wanted to say Ive had a chance to play with that new culture and its growing happy and healthy and clean! Thank you so much again for all the effort you put in, its greatly appreciated. Cheers, CS Ellerslie .... hi another order,, the first order you sent is going excellent , so ive decided to try another sort.. .excellent easy to deal with.. ..im rapt ..at dealing with your products...excellent as always. NH Paeroa-.... The mycelium was very quick to colonise the bag, and the fruits were huge AS Auckland-... Hi Tim, I am thoroughly enjoying the small business course. I spent the weekend getting my shed cleaned up and ready..SL 2019

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