It seems to be one of those quests that every gardener has. A specific plant, or in my case fungus, that eludes them. In particular, I would like to have another attempt at growing Oyster Mushrooms using a kit. Something easy that even the worst fungi grower could excel at!
Thankfully, after taking my feedback on board the last time I attempted to grow mushrooms using their kits, Mr Fothergill’s kindly sent me two new sample oyster mushroom kits to test.
This time, they have partnered with Sylvan Australia to produce an easy-to-use range of oyster mushroom kits for the avid fungi grower. Each kit is available for a recommended retail price of AUD$24.95.
As I’m always up for a challenge, so I will be documenting the progress of growing the Pearl Oyster and Golden Oyster Mushroom kits via this blog and on the Greening of Gavin YouTube channel.
Tomorrow, I will be opening them up and following the instructions to the letter. Apparently, all I have to do is soak the kit overnight then drain. Each day I will have to keep the surface sprayed with water to keep it moist.
In 7 to 10 days the pins should appear and I stop watering. A few days later I simply harvest the mushrooms. In a couple of weeks, I should have a nice crop of fungi to feast upon! Fingers crossed.
Let’s see if it’s really that easy.