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Edible fungi you can grow at home:

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We mail out Monday to Thursday. Have a browse and we'll get back quickly for questions or with a confirmation invoice and expected departure date which is usually within 48 hours of payment.

STARTER packs have everything included making them a tidy, compact introduction to a fascinating form of growing. They keep until you are ready, so make great presents.

We enjoy supporting local NZ suppliers for our raw materials, especially if organically certified. Paying more for a low carbon footprint, avoiding industrial soy products with their GM background and spray residue resistance is important to us.

It's a real thrill to master food growing, especially when starting with mushrooms goes on to create amazing gardening opportunities

Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster Mushrooms

Great for beginners and new mushroom growers. Get growing quickly on logs, straw, coffee waste and wood chips. Choose from the easy intro STARTER KIT or get the Master Pack to learn the tricks of regular crop rotation. Strains have been bred over decades for good qualities to suit these GMO free kits in NZ. Picking can start in just 2-4 weeks for home or markets using our fresh spawn grown on organic grain. Click the picture 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, maple or order a Ready-to-Grow sawdust log, free of GMO and all local sourced, for a great gift or easy project that you can expand out. Many good varieties. Click the picture to order

Field or Shop Mushrooms

Field/Shop Mushrooms

Also called Agaricus, Portobello, Chestnut, Button or Field Mushrooms. Grow button or flat shape, depending on the stage you pick them at. Freshly picked meadow 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 residue-free mushrooms and learn about how to grow more at home. Click the picture to order

Poplar or Tawaka Mushrooms

Poplar Mushrooms

A stunning New Zealand mushroom chosen from poplar and plane trees. It has an unusually large veil that hangs down like a skirt. This mushroom is also known locally as Tawaka. Recommended if you enjoy a savoury mushroom flavour. Click the picture 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. 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 grows on the same medium as field mushrooms but can fruit earlier and is great 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 kit or the Field/Shop Mushroom kit, as these are fairly simple kits to master.

For a bit more of a challenge, and if you have some outdoor space, try the garden giant – the Burgundy Mushroom, or use the same methods learnt from the Field/Shop Mushrooms to grow Shaggy Ink Caps.

If you have some broad-leafed hardwoods such as Oak, Alder or Poplar that need pruning, why not innoculate the cut branches with Shiitake or Tawaka dowels?

All of our mushrooms are entirely edible and are from strong strains, grown and multiplied over many seasons for our temperate New Zealand climate.

Mushroom Gift Pack

Our gift pack includes an Oyster Mushroom or Field/Shop Mushroom Easy-Grow Kit, plus a booklet or computer thumb drive — ‘Growing Mushrooms’, a great guide to new and exciting ways of growing edible fungi. Click here for more details.

"Happy Customers"

“ You have two varieties of the oyster mushrooms, we would like one of each variety please. Thank you very much kind regards Elfy PS: We have ordered a few times now, and it was always great mycelium, and yummy mushrooms :-) thanks :-). 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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