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Mushroom Windowsill Kit - Shiitake

Mushroom Windowsill Kit - Shiitake

A sought-after gourmet mushroom, with a rich, smoky flavour and meaty texture. With this handy kit you'll soon be picking delicious fresh Shiitake mushrooms, at a fraction of the cost of buying them at the supermarket

Kits comprise base tray, lid and pre-spawned substrate. They come with easy-to-follow instructions and are incredibly easy to use.

Simply keep them moist and out of direct sunlight and your first crop should be ready to pick in a matter of weeks, plus you can expect at least another 2 pickings after that (See full instructions in Growing Info below).

We have six delicious varieties to choose from - White Button, Chestnut, Oyster, Yellow Oyster, King Oyster and Shiitake.

Dimensions: 17.5cm (7") x 27.5cm (11") x 8cm (3½") depth.

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A sought after mushroom

A sought-after gourmet mushroom, with a rich, smoky flavour and meaty texture. With this handy kit you'll soon be picking delicious fresh Shiitake mushrooms, at a fraction of the cost of buying them at the supermarket

Kits comprise base tray, lid and pre-spawned substrate. They come with easy-to-follow instructions and are incredibly easy to use.

Simply keep them moist and out of direct sunlight and your first crop should be ready to pick in a matter of weeks, plus you can expect at least another 2 pickings after that (See full instructions in Growing Info below).

We have six delicious varieties to choose from - White Button, Chestnut, Oyster, Yellow Oyster, King Oyster and Shiitake.

Dimensions: 17.5cm (7") x 27.5cm (11") x 8cm (3½") depth.

Seeds:False

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:False

Aftercare - Easy:True

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Height:1-10cm

Edible Flower:False

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True

Partial or Full Shade:True

F1 Variety:False

Shrub:False

Full growing instructions included.

Always wash your hands before you handle any of the kits to avoid bacteria contaminating the substrates and development of other moulds.

The kit contains a base tray, plastic lid and a plastic bag with a substrate of sawdust.
If you see any white/brown bumpy growths, these indicate early mushroom fruition. These bumps will later become the shiitake mushrooms.

1. Cultivation: Remove the substrate from the plastic bag and immerse the substrate in a bucket filled with cold tap-water for 24 hours. Lay a heavy object on top of the substrate to keep it under water. After 24 hours place substrate in the tray and cover with transparent lid.
Please note: if mushrooms are already growing on the substrate, you may skip the immersion step.

2. Place kit in daylight, ideally on a windowsill facing north at a temperature of + 15°C. Wait until + 50% of the surface has turned brown. During this time, keep the kit covered with the transparent lid.

3. Spray the cultivation substrate at least once a day with a plant spray to prevent it from drying out. 

4. Harvesting: The harvest period is around one week and the fully-grown mushrooms have a cap diameter of 4–8cm.

5. After a harvest, let the substrate rest for at least 15 days. During this rest period, take the kit from the windowsill and keep it in a place which is neither too dry, or too hot (a cellar is ideal).

6. After this period, repeat the cycle, starting at point 2. The second harvesting period arrives after 5–10 days. During a period of maximum 6 months, you may have 5 to 8 harvests.

Good Luck & Bon Appetit !

All PDSA-Shop and Suttons products should reach you in perfect condition, just as they left us. If you are dissatisfied in any way with their condition on arrival, please let us know within 14 days. We are only liable for the cost of the goods as quoted on the website plus the cost of delivery if the goods are faulty.

 
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