Shiitake Mushroom Log Grow Kit
A shiitake log growing kit is the most natural way to grow mushrooms, it enables you to literally “do it how nature does it”. Shiitake mushrooms are prized for their high quality caps. They are dark brown with a velvety texture and earthy flavour. Caps range in size from 5-10cm.
Each log growing kit contains a set of reusable tools and instructions to help you successfully select, prepare, and inoculate a 50cm hardwood log.
Whether it’s a gift for yourself that you want to use later or for somebody else, our easy-to-use voucher system means that you can get growing whenever you are ready. The living spawn is sent separately, ensuring the freshest and best quality materials for you to grow with.
We want to ensure that you have a quality experience, which is why our kits are more than just simple ‘open and spray’ sets. As well as the skeleton instruction guide within the kit, we have created an online in-depth growth guide and video, which will take you through the process step-by-step, right up to harvesting earthy and high-quality mushrooms.
- Suitable for all ages and experience levels
- Our most hands-on mushroom kit available
- Harvest shiitake mushrooms 4-6 times a year, for up to 8 years
- Please read below for more species information, specifications, and video
Please read below for more species information, specifications and video.
For the full how to guide, click here.
NOTE: This version of the kit contains a voucher to redeem your spawn plugs inside.
NOTE: This version of the kit has everything you need, but has a redeem code for the spawn. This allows you to redeem the spawn directly from our partners and means that you do not need to store the box at specific temperatures until you are ready to get started.
Within the kit is a spawn voucher. This system is unlike any other mushroom kit on the market and guarantees freshness, quality and high yield. When you are ready to start growing, you simply scan the QR code (found within the main kit box) and our partners will send out the fresh living spawn free of charge.
Shiitake mushrooms are prized for their high quality and velvety caps. They are dark brown, with an earthy flavour, velvety texture and versatile abilities in the kitchen.
The most effective and natural way to grow these mushrooms is on hardwood logs using mushroom dowels. With your spawn voucher, you can claim your fifty shiitake dowels, which will then be delivered fresh to your front door.
It can take up to a year to see your first harvest flourish. However, this low-intensity method of growing can see you harvesting shiitake mushrooms for up to eight years. This makes the shiitake kit a gift that offers years of money saving from supermarket plastic wrapped mushrooms, as well as the chance to understand sustainable food production in a way where you can make a difference. We believe anyone can be an expert urban farmer with a little help from our kits.
Traditionally, logs would be inoculated by placing them adjacent to more logs already growing shitake mushrooms, and the spores would naturally infiltrate the new logs. Both the development of the mushroom industry and our knowledge about growing food sources in ways that mimic effective natural processes allow you to get a head start on growing by implanting the mycelium directly into the logs.
- Ideal Growing Conditions: 14-17 C.
- Storage Temperature: no higher than 5 C.
- First Harvest Season: Autumn or Spring
- Strain: Lentinula Edodes
- Suggested Log Types: Oak, Hornbeam, Alder, Beech
- Voucher to redeem your 50 shiitake plugs
- Log Sealing Wax
- Waxing brush
- 8mm Drill Bit
- Log Grow Guide