Rob S. aka Blitz wrote:
So Im stupid when it comes to mushroom culture and Id like to start with a small indoor kit of Shitake mushrooms from Fungi Perfecti. Has anyone bought any of these kits from them, and do they work as advertised? Im also interested if anyone has any practical experience with taking the culture and moving it to a mulch bed outdoors. They claim you can do that with some success after your indoor media loses it’s nutrients, what is the process for this and has anyone done it that can share? Thanks very much!
Hi Rob - I've tried the shitake, oyster and button mushroom kits from Fungi Perfecti over the last ~5 years or so and had good luck as advertised with all of them. They don't produce huge amounts, but several pounds each in flushes.
The only one I tried to use to seed an outdoor bed was the oyster and I had old wood chips so, I don't think I gave it the best shot.
I didn't notice much of a spore drop from the shitake or button mushrooms, but the oysters - whew! they are pretty aggressive in their efforts. We didn't find it to be an issue in terms of sensitivity, but I've heard that it can build up over time.
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