Blue Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit
Why we love them:
Blue oyster mushrooms are velvety, savory, and mild and pair perfectly with just about any recipe! Blue oysters are a staple here at North Spore (going all the way back to when we began as an urban farm.) After perfecting our blue oyster kits over the years, they’ve become one of the easiest kits to get multiple fruitings from and should produce a second flush of mushrooms (or more!)
Our USDA-certified organic blue oyster mushroom kits are reliable producers and tend to yield large flushes of beautiful light grayish-brown to deep blue-gray mushrooms when given adequate humidity. With continued proper care, you should be able to get multiple flushes. (We 100% guarantee your first flush of mushrooms, but hope you'll try for 2 or 3!)
That's not mold, it's mycelium!
Your kit includes an amended sawdust block fully colonized with mushroom mycelium. It may appear covered with a soft, white, mold-like substance - that's the mushroom mycelium! It is completely normal. The mycelium of some species is more prominent than others.
Why We Love It
Features to Know About
Supplies You'll Need
|Growing Medium||Proprietary ‘seed quilts’ made from coconut fiber||Virgin fluff fibers produced from non-chlorine bleached spruce wood||none||coco coir||coco coir||Jute matt|
|Includes a light||no||yes||no||no||no||no|
|Included seeds||2 varieties - varies||3 varieties Red Cabbage, Radish and Mustard||none||4 varieties. Radish, Arugula, Beets and Tatsoi||4 varieties. Arugula, Beets, Komatsuna and Radish||6 varieties. Radish, Kale, Rainbow Mix, Mustard, Spicy Mix and Broccoli|
|USDA Organic Seeds?||Some, not all||Yes||NA||No||No||Yes|
|Grow Area||1 x Large||3 x Medium||1 x Medium/Large||1 x Small||1 x Medium||3 x Small|
|Wattage||20W / 40W||20W||11W||16W / 32W||7W|
|PPF||Small: 23.7 μmol/sec; Large: 42 μmol/sec||25.95 μmol/sec||17 μmol/sec||-||7.3 μmol/sec|
|Efficacy (PPF/W)||1.05 - 1.2||1.3||1.55||-||1.05|
|Mounting||Hanging from wall or ceiling||Inside a pendant or desk lamp||Under cabinet or on a wall||Under cabinet, wall or vertically||Inside a pendant or desk lamp|
|Suitable For||Anything||Anything||Houseplants, Herbs, Leafy Greens||Anything||Small herbs, seed starting|
|Cost||$$$||$$||$$||$$ - $$$$||$|
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What is the white stuff? Is my kit growing mold?
So cool, my first time growing mushrooms after searching for them in the wild for decades! I didn't think my blue oysters were going to grow but I moved them and bam!
Good.. I had to be patient but suddenly there were mushrooms - and then again and even a third time. I was encouraged enough to up the game and buy grow chamber. Stand by for results on that
Moving up as I assemble some mono tubs, i thought I’d try the Blue Oyster spray and grow kit while reading for mor advanced grows. After 13 days of spraying I wasn’t seeing any activity, i re-read all the directions again for the 5 or 6 time. I broke out a little humidity tent I had used with my shiitake logs. Put it on and gave it a good mist. The next morning lots of big pins and little mushrooms. 3 days later it’s big and ready for the first harvest. I’m going to use the biggest healthyest one to try my hand at spore prints. And some of the grains on agar to keep a copy of this strain. I liked this so much I signed up for the subscription kit so I can try all the varieties to settle on a few favorites. What are you waiting for, buy one of these and get started.