- Boil the jug and hand sanitize the area you are about to cut open.
- Go outside, snip the corner, and add 2.8 liters of water
- Leave overnight to cool, not warm but really cool
- When it is really cool add some spawn you only need about 50 grams but you can add a whole 1 kg of spawn for more mushrooms
- Shake the bag so the bag is mixed and the spawn mixes around the bag
- Put the bag in a warm spot in winter or just a cool dark place in summer.
- Once the bag is all white or if you can see tiny mushrooms growing out make some slits in the bag to let the mushrooms grow out. The more slits the more mushrooms.
- Put the bag in a wet area like the shower tray
- Harvest the mushrooms before they drop spores or curl up
- Join the Facebook growing group (NZ Mushroom Growing)
Anyone can gift growing mushrooms to a school. Teachers, students, parents, and anonymous people can gift to their school or the school of your choice.
The school will get a grow bag sent to the school address with full instructions.
Give the gift that keeps on giving, help me inspire a new world of mushroom growers that love New Zealand.
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A teacher sent this in after we sent them a free bag:
This morning there were kids with open mouthed astonishment. Oh wow! I have never had so many children dragging their parents by their hand into their classroom to show them something interesting. The information they are giving their parents is gold. One of my students is not very articulate (due to autism) but he is fascinated by what he refers to as our fungi forest. Thank you for inspiring my students.
A large grow bag worth $47 will be sent.
The most researched and first CO2 Bag in New Zealand.
These bags are perfect for greenhouse vegetables and microgreens. (Outstanding results with Microgreens)
Hang the bag with the vent near the top of your vegetables or microgreens. Do not puncture the bag. This NZ strain is much more potent than those bags imported from overseas, you will be amazed how little weight is left once the bag is finished.
The bag lasts well over 3 months, and you can see if the bag is finished when it is no longer white. Best to replace after 3 months because of the CO2 decreases after that. Keep the old bag in for extra CO2. Throw it away when no longer white.
These bags actually put out massive amounts of CO2 and are much safer than gas and bottles. Just leave and forget. You will notice the difference in a very short time.
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Use any of our Pleurotus spawn with this simple masters mix ready-made.
This beautiful substrate named masters mix is the most preferred substrate on YouTube. It packs punch growing oversized mushrooms with soybean hulls (mushroom superfood).
I have done all the hard work and if you are one of those that likes ready prepared meals then it can not get easier with this bag. A definite must for the first time grower. You could buy 10 of them and just one bag of spawn as the substrate is sterilized and you only need a small amount in each bag. You can add the whole bag of spawn and have an extra kilo of the substrate and even more mushrooms.
You can buy any of the Pleurotus mushrooms spawns and make your own grow bags. DO NOT USE THIS FOR NZ Shiitake.
Instructions for masters mix medium
You will need to boil the jug a couple of times to get a total of 2.8 liters of water. I first added 1.5 liters and then added 1.3 liters. You are better off doing this outside and make sure you only open the bag to add the water. It is possible a mold spore could land inside the sterile bag and destroy the whole bag at this stage. Be really careful!
If you add the spawn when it is even warmish it may kill the spawn. Make sure you cool it well
Because the bag is sterile you only need a tiny amount, you could buy 10 masters mix bags and just one bag of spawn that would work fine.
If you leave it in the light the bag will not go all white and it will fruit early giving you fewer mushrooms.
You can add many cuts it does not matter like in the video below. If you want a supermassive bunch of mushrooms just cut one hole and the bunch will grow out of there. The mushrooms only come out where there is oxygen.
It just needs moist air, if it is raining outside hang on a veranda but do not let the mushrooms get wet. Wet mushrooms get waterlogged and don't last long. Try to spray the walls inside the shower rather than the mushrooms. This will create a wet environment for them and they will grow well.
There should always be a couple in stock but if you need heaps it may be up to a week's wait.
These could hold about 5 kg of the wood substrate and have a .2 micron filter patch. It is also large to allow a large filter patch. They can be autoclaved at 15psi,
This bag will fit about 2.5+ Kg of the wood substrate and you can put it in a pressure cooker at 15psi.
It as a filter patch of .2 micron so it is safe to guard against mold spores.
These mushroom bags are the smallest and are much longer. They are perfect for shaking up 1 kilo of grains or about 1-2 kilo of the wood substrate.
Filter patch .2 micron
The sale is for 10 bags including standard shipping.
This per meter of mushroom growing poly tubing is perfect for straw mushroom bags. You can add other goodies like soy hull pellets to increase yield.
This poly tubing is for larger bags and commercial as it is much thicker than the other one.
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This is the same wood sold in all our ready to grow bags.
Makes 6.9 kgs of a substrate or with 50 % soy hulls 13.8 kgs of substrate
100% sustainable natural silver beechwood from the south island of NZ. Our native mushrooms love it.
You can use these blocks as the Americans do with hardwood fuel pellets. Really clean and dry substrate gives you an advantage when first starting out.
You can also buy the soy hulls here:
You get 3x beech blocks that weigh 2.7 kgs
Perfect substrate recipes:
1 Block = 900 grams add 1.4 liters of water
Total substrate weight = 2.3 kgs of ready to use substrate
2 Blocks = 1.8 kgs add 2.8 liters of water
Total substrate weight = 4.6 kgs of substrate
3 Blocks = 2.7 kgs add 4.2 liters of water
Total substrate weight = 6.9 kgs of substrate
Using 50% Beech and 50% Soy hulls:
1 Beech block = 900 grams + 900 grams (3 cups) soy hulls add 2.8 liters of water
Total substrate weight = 4.6 kgs of 50/50 substrate
2 Beech blocks = 1.8 kgs + 1.8 kgs (6 cups) soy hulls add 5.6 litres of water
Total substrate weight = 9.2 kgs of 50/50 substrate
3 Beech blocks = 2.7 kgs + 2.7kgs (9 cups) soy hulls add 8.4 litres of water
Total substrate weight = 13.8 Kgs of 50/50 substrate
This mushroom spawn is made from 100% rye grains and is well suited to New Zealand conditions including growing outside all through winter. This one is from a remote island at the top of the north island and I am convinced it is the best culture of Pleurotus pulmonarius native available hands down. It is nothing like the import or the strain found on the mainland of NZ.
The first serious research for the sale of this strain was:
50 Kilos of this mushroom were taken to a market in the far north and they sold out in two hours. People could not believe it and the seller (who was new but selling imports at the time) stated the customers came back the next week for more like never before.
Most people who eat this mushroom state it is the nicest Pleurotus pulmonarius they have ever tried.
The culture is also one of the most vigorous strains I have, it chews through the straw and absolutely loves it without any supplements, the photos are from various people growing it.
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