Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My very own mushroom patch

I recently ordered a shittake mushroom growing kit from Fungi Perfecti. ($26, or 3 for $65.)

Kinda freaky looking, huh? My husband claims it's actually some sort of space alien, and it will eat us one night like the plant in "Little Shop of Horrors."

But look! It's growing shittake mushrooms!

For your money, you get the mushroom pod thing, which you put in a dark corner and mist with water several times a day. Within a week or two, it'll start sprouting mushrooms (like above). I'll keep you posted as to how many shittakes I get from this thing, and how long it keeps producing.

If this kit is successful, I'll try my hand at some of the other varieties they have. I love fresh mushrooms, especially the exotic varieties, but they're so expensive in stores. I'm hoping this provides me with a cheap, and relatively long-lasting, supply of shrooms.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like styrofoam with warts. But I know it sure as heck tastes alot better. I must source one of these immediately.
    Miss T
    Sorry for all the comments. I am fascinated by your inginuity! Bravo!