Shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes)
We have made sure that there are always fresh and tasty mushrooms in your kitchen. That’s why we present sets for growing mushrooms at home. From now on, you can pick mushrooms whenever you want. What’s more, you don’t need to look for them in the forest or in the store, because thanks to our sets you can grow them yourself.
Growing set for Shiitake mushrooms:
first harvest: after about 5-15 days;
growth temperature: + 12ºC – + 21ºC;
set capacity: 3L;
A special mini-greenhouse ensures sufficient humidity, which means that it can be grown practically anywhere: in the kitchen, garage, basement, etc.
The set includes:
- the substrate is infected with the mycelium of shiitake mushrooms;
- mini greenhouse for cultivation;
- growing instructions.
If you care about what you and your family eat – this set is just for you.
The Shiitake mushrooms has been cultivated in Japan for centuries for its powerful medicinal properties, which have been confirmed by numerous studies. Regular consumption of these mushrooms lowers cholesterol. Features:
- lowers blood cholesterol;
- strengthens the immune system;
- helps fight stress;
- stimulates the immune system to fight cancer cells;
- slows down the body’s aging processes.
The kit consists of a substrate of sawdust overgrown with shiitake mycelium packed in a foil bag. Cultivation: Remove the substrate from the foil and put it in water for 24 hours (it is best to use a bucket of water and a heavy object to press the substrate so that it is completely submerged in water), then place it in a container, covering it with a transparent bottom. Put the whole thing in a bright place, but not exposing it to direct sunlight. The temperature at which the cultivation will be carried out should be maintained at the level of 15ºC – 19ºC. If you see mushrooms after removing the substrate, the immersion step can be skipped. In the phase of formation and growth of mushrooms, access to fresh air and high humidity are necessary. For this, it is enough to remove the transparent bottom several times a day and leave the box open for a short time. To ensure proper humidity, the inner walls of the container in which the substrate is placed can be moistened using, for example, a sprinkler for watering plants. Fruiting bodies should be collected daily by cutting out the most mature mushrooms. After harvesting, which takes about 2 weeks, the substrate should be cleaned of all dead material, placed in a plastic container and left for a so-called “resting phase” lasting 14-30 days in a humid and warm place. A container with a closed transparent bottom will protect the substrate from drying out. After the rest phase, the substrate should be immersed in water again for 24 hours. Such a production cycle should be repeated 3-5 times, observing the above-mentioned rules.