Mushroom 'Oyster' (Growing Kit)Pleurotus ostreatus

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Height Up to 10cm (3.9in)
Spread Up to 12cm (4.7in)

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Description

Why not try something a little bit different, and grow your own mushrooms? Mushroom growing may seem complicated but our easy to grow kits are provided with detailed instructions and require no specialist equipment. 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.This easy to use kit provides everything you will need to produce your very own Oyster mushrooms, including:


50g fresh oyster grain spawn
1 bag of straw
Full cultural instructions


Straw kits produce oyster mushrooms in around 6 weeks, and can be grown indoors all year round.Please note that mushroom orders may take up to 4 weeks for delivery.


Click here to download full Oyster Mushroom Straw Kit growing instructions.

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How to grow mushrooms


1 complete mushroom kit (KC4790)
2 oyster mushroom kits (KC8621)
2 Bag Kit (KC4791)

How to Grow
Soak the straw boiling water. Once cooled, pour the water out of the growing bag and drain the straw. Sprinkle the spawn onto the straw and shake the bag to distribute them, before sealing the top of the bag with the tie provided. The bag will require a warm position of 18-25C (64-77F) for the first four weeks while the mycelium grows through the straw. It should then be moved to a cooler position of 10-15C (50-59F) for 3 to 5 days.Finally, remove the straw from the growing bag, place it in the fruiting tray and cover the straw with the perforated fruiting bag to encourage mushrooms to develop.
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Spray the straw with water twice a day as the mushrooms begin to develop. Mushrooms should be harvested within 10 days, before the caps unfurl and release their spores. After harvesting the crop, the straw can be soaked in cold water before returning it to the fruiting tray and repositioning the fruiting bag. Repeat this process until the straw is exhausted. Caution: Some people are allergic to mushrooms or mushroom spores and others may become sensitised by high concentrations of spores.
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Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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