Oyster mushrooms can be found in broad-leaf woods and are quite common in some parts of the country. Although you can find them in supermarkets, virtually all of these mushrooms are mass produced indoors and taste very bland compared to those which are naturally grown outdoors.
Growing mushrooms just got even easier with our new mushroom logs. You don’t need to find and drill your own log - we will supply you with a log that has already been ‘inoculated’ with the oyster mushroom mycelium or spawn.
Culinary note: Oyster mushrooms are delicious fried in butter and a little garlic, then mixed into scrambled eggs.
Kitchen Garden, Exotic Garden, Woodland Garden
Dappled shade, Shade
For winter and spring planted logs, your first mushrooms could be ready as early as the following late autumn. Heavy rain and fluctuating temperatures trigger the cropping. The main cropping season is from late autumn or early winter through to the spring. You should then get 1 or 2 crops per year for about 2 years.
Oyster mushrooms mature in 10 to 20 days. Pick them when they are 6-10cm (2.5-4in.) across. Use a sharp knife and cut off as close as possible to the log. Remember to handle the mushrooms gently as they bruise easily.
Caution: Some people are allergic to mushrooms or mushroom spores and others may become sensitised by high concentrations of spores. It is IMPORTANT that you positively identify all mushrooms before picking and eating.
Your mushroom log is delivered ready to be planted outdoors. Just choose a damp, sheltered spot in dappled shade. Damp spots under shrubs, in a large hedge or behind a shed are often good choices. Plant mushroom logs upright with 10 to 15cm (6 to 8") of the log below soil level and the letter at the top of the log. When growing oyster mushrooms, treat logs as a moisture and shade-loving plant; water with the rest of your garden, keeping the soil moist around the log to prevent it from drying out. You should wet the log daily during dry spells. If the log sends out shoots or leaves, simply pinch them off. You can also plant your oyster mushroom log in a container following the same instructions.
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 and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.
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Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.
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For your complete peace of mind, our Home and Garden products may be returned to us within 30 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price. Items must be returned unused, at your cost and in mint condition. All items carry a manufacturer's 12 month defects warranty.
Poor delivery 2014-11-05
Post man threw over the gate and damaged the log, not great when you spend this kind of money
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