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Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster MushroomsOyster mushrooms are prized for their edibility and texture. Oyster Mushrooms are wide spread in temperate and subtropical forests throughout the world. As all plants have a purpose interestingly in the wild Oyster mushroom acts as a primary decomposer on wood. They have a high nutritional value due to its high level of vitamins and proteins and its non-saturated fatty acids.

The consumption of Oyster mushroom is said to reduce cholesterol levels and has also been attributed anticancer properties. Originally cultivated in Asia, it is now cultivated world-wide and even in your own home with the launch of the Mushroom Factory Home Kit. To maintain your mushroom factory all you have to do is add water!

Growing your own mushrooms is a truly extraordinary and satisfying experience and the fruits of your fun are delicious and nutritious. A Mushroom Factory also makes a great gift idea and comes complete with instructions. Here are some extra tips!

Ideal Conditions

There are four essential ingredients that will ensure you get the most out of your Mushroom Factory. They Need Light to grow. Place your oyster mushrooms in a well-lit area- but not direct sunlight! The rule of thumb is that if there is enough light for you to read in, there is enough light for your mushrooms to grow. Temperature is also important ideally 18-20 degrees so a bright room but not near a window is perfect. Water your kit by misting 2-3 times a day. Lastly Air movement is important for healthy mushroom growth. You will soon see if your mushrooms aren't getting enough air - they will develop long spindly stems and small caps.


Pick all the mushrooms at the same time by twisting them off at the base. Be careful not to pull out the substrate. Don't cut the mushrooms off at the base, this is going to make the stump rot - a rotten stump means fewer mushrooms on your next flush. Once you have picked your first flush, keep on watering your Mushroom Factory. Your factory should produce between 2 and 4 flushes of mushrooms. Your most successful crops are usually the 1st and 2nd because this is when there are the most nutrients for the mushrooms to feed off.

Oyster mushrooms are used in stir-fried dishes, since the cap is thin and cooks quickly. Asian chefs simply tear the mushroom into desirable sizes before adding it to their woks. Find interesting recipes here.

The mushroom kits are RECYCLABLE! When your mushroom factory has finally exhausted itself, enrich your compost with it.

Two day old Mushrooms Three weeks to harvest Ready to eat!