Mushroom growing may seem complicated but our mushroom dowels, mushroom spawn and complete mushroom kits all provide full instructions and everything you will need to grow your own mushrooms - no specialist equipment is required.
Mushroom dowels are available all year round and come ready to plant into a hardwood log, which should be cut during a tree's dormant season, between leaf fall in autumn and early spring, so now is the perfect time to place your order for mushroom dowels and to begin growing your own mushrooms.
White Cap mushrooms are the most common form of this much used vegetable that we are all familiar with. But we also provide some less traditional, gourmet mushroom varieties that are often used in oriental mushroom recipes.
Brown Cap (or Portabella) mushrooms are an old-fashioned variety. Their firm texture and enhanced nutty flavour offer alternatives to white button mushrooms.
Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) have a thick, soft texture with a subtle flavour and can be eaten cooked or raw. They often used in oriental cooking.
Shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) have been cultivated and nurtured in Japan for more than a thousand years and are now a sought-after ingredient for many oriental dishes. A good accompaniment to meats, stir-fries and heavy sauces.
Lion's Mane mushrooms (Hericium erinaceus) have been used traditionally in China and Japan for hundreds of years and are renowned for their medicinal benefits. This unusual variety has a taste likened to lobster when cooked with butter, but can be eaten boiled, grilled or as an ingredient to many other dishes.
Try growing your own tasty white cap mushrooms (also known as button mushrooms) with this easy-to-use kit.
Each kit contains 100g grain spawn and comes with full cultural instructions.
With their subtle flavour, oyster mushrooms are delicious raw or in stir fries.
Each straw kit contains 50g fresh oyster grain, a bag of straw and full cultural instructions.
They are virtually fat and calorie-free and packed full of vitamins and minerals to keep you feeling on top form - an 80g serving even counts towards your 5-a-day vegetable target. They're a very rich source of protein and therefore perfect for vegetarians.
And remember - it's better to grow your own, than to risk picking wild mushrooms...