Product DescriptionMushrooms can be grown throughout the year - in a cellar, cupboard, garage. In the autumn/spring mushrooms can even be grown in a greenhouse, as they don't need to have light excluded. 50g is sufficient to spawn 0.25m2. We offer discounts for multiple purchase. Mushroom yield will be highest with a carefully selected mushroom compost made from straw, horse manure and a little gypsum, however, mushrooms can be grown on a variety of other substrates - plain straw (decomposed), strawy farmyard manure (ideal), other carbon-rich wastes. Mushrooms can even be grown on the compost heap, although results will be unpredictable. A mixture of horse or poultry manure and straw is preferred by mushroom growers, although many types of manure are suitable (elephant dung is perfect!!). The compost should be inoculated with mushroom spawn and 10-12weeks after sowing, you should be able to harvest your mushrooms. The mushrooms normally come in flushes - three flushes is normal, but good compost can continue to produce mushrooms for a fourth or even a fifth flush. Temperatures during spawning should not exceed 28C. After 10-21days to develop, the mushroom compost (ie straw/manure) can be 'cased' ie 38mm depth of loamy soil (eg commercial compost) added on top of the mushroom compost which encourages fruiting. With luck, you'll see a steady source of mushrooms for the next few months - enough for an average household!
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Button Mushroom Spawn - MUSHROOMBOX (TM)