Sunday, April 24, 2011
They look like tiny aliens...
J tried to grow some oyster mushrooms from a birthday oyster mushroom kit. I'd say it was an 80% success. If we could figure out when to pick those buggers, we could've done a lot better. The company I ordered the kit from was so incompetent, I won't mention them here (*cough*BTTR Ventures*cough*). BUT there's plenty of other reasonable grow-your-own mushroom kits out there: Mushroom Adventures, Fungi Perfecti, and Far West Fungi.
TheKitchn has a review on a Mushroom Adventures kit. It really is very easy to grow these (i.e., soak overnight, mist 2x per day for a week). I would say it was idiot-proof, except that we failed. Pick them sooner rather than later!