Growing mushrooms is quite a process and can be tricky but with these Shiitake blocks the hard work is already done so you and your family can enjoy the harvesting moment. Learning to fruit a Shiitake mushroom block is a great way to get the kids involved and to learn about Fungi.
These blocks will keep fruiting for about 6 weeks!
Note: These are sent out in a ready to fruit condition which means once you receive them they can be starting to grow from the bag in a few days.
Ready To Fruit Mini Farms will usually be shipped within 3 days of your order and usually take 2 days for delivery. Please be sure to have a couple of minutes to prepare your new farm ready for fruiting.
Once you receive your Shiitake grow kit all you need to do is cut open the top and pour in some fresh cold water. This helps shock them into fruiting. Let the water sit in the back for a couple of hours, then remove the bag completely. Put the block somewhere with fresh air flow and mist the block regularly before and during when mushrooms start to grow.
Some people believe in giving the bag a slap before opening which mimics a dead tree falling in the forest which also indicates to the fungi to start fruiting.