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Mushroom Spores Growing Kit Directions

 

Morels are delicious springtime mushrooms that make an ideal side dish for poultry, seafood and pork dishes. Their wonderful flavor can be accented with a light sauteing in butter or mixing into sauces. Grow Morel Mushrooms in your own yard, or anywhere there are trees and shade! You can start your Morel Patch any time your soil is workable - Spring, Summer, Autumn, even during Winter if you’re are in a warm climate.

 

Easily create an earth friendly, sustainable, organic, outdoor Morel Mushroom garden & grow morels in your backyard with our ‘Guaranteed Growth’ Starter Kit.

 

See our unique variety of Morel mushroom strains which will allow you to grow pounds of morels with nearly zero effort!

 

Morel mushrooms, are highly coveted and expensive, easily fetching prices upwards of $20 per pound.

 

Use these tips for planting and growing these versatile and valuable mushrooms in your home garden.

 

Prepare Planting Bed- For best results prepare the planting bed by raking the soil a bit, opening a few deep furrows n the soil for the mycelium to penetrate into. A shady location that is an out-of-the way spot works excellent, as will trail edges or brush/high grass areas.

 

Planting Time Spore packets are the seeds of the mushrooms and are very easy to plant. Follow the directions on the spore packet essentially involves spreading the spores on top of the prepared mushroom bed, then topping that off with some wood mulch, leaves, or other covering mulch material. Morels naturally grow near Elm, Oak, Maple, Ash, Apple and other Fruit trees so use chips from one of these trees if possible. Hardwood of any variety will work if that is what’s available. A layer of cardboard over the planting area and under the mulch layer will improve moisture retention very effectively and assure a quick start to the growth.

 

Wait and Harvest Many people reap a harvest of morel mushrooms the first year their spores are planted, though this is usually only with very good conditions and favorable weather. Morel Patches will continue to fruit and produce delicious mushroom for you year after year with very little maintenance.

 

We provide the best quality spores and the largest number of spores per bag to ensure healthy mushroom growth! The perlite and natural booster foods included with your spores helps to spread the spores and also creates micro-climates to ensure high humidity and encourage mushroom growth.  

Our Morel Mushroom Spore Packs contain a powerful array of natural boosters and mycelium foods to provide all the nutrients the new mycelium will need to grow fast and fruit soon!

If conditions are perfect the fast colonizing varieties often produce fruit later the same year, generally as fall temps/rains are getting started. Most patches will fruit the following spring and then proliferate/expand as as the seasons pass.

Each package will cover a 6'x6' area, though the area can be smaller or larger, and higher densities will hurry colonization. They can all be spread in the same area but generally the best suited mycelium is the only one which survives. We only recommend watering your spore packs if you have well water because of the chlorination in most city water, otherwise it is best to wait for it to rain since the water will carry the spores into the micro-cracks in the soil and wash the nutrients directly down with them.

The spores will continue to lie dormant until they are watered. Mixing into the soil a good measure of our aged dairy compost is an excellent long term food for the mycelium and will also increase the water retention in the soil which at harvest time will increase the fruit size. You can also spread leaf litter or grass clippings as a natural mulch.

The Mushroom Spores in the Dry Packs will remain viable and healthy for many years and be used when needed, as long as they are kept dry during storage.  Contact with water will activate the spores and begin the germination and growing.

To use your Dry Spore Pack simply spread in the appropriate area for your type of mushroom:

 

Around Living Trees

Downed Logs/Mulch Beds

In Rich Soil/Compost

Chanterelle

Morel

Porcini

Chicken of the Woods  

Maitake           

Reishi

Turkey Tail

Oyster

Chicken of the Woods

Maitake

Pepper Coral

Giant Puffball

Oyster

 

 It is best to spread the spores shortly before a rain so that nature can take care of the hard work of spreading, watering and getting the spores to the roots of the trees or into the soil where they need to be. Outdoor mushrooms grow slowly and will not begin fruiting until they have enough mycelial energy stored in the mycelial (root) mass. The higher the concentration of spores used in an area the higher the chance of successful mycelium and mushrooms. 

 

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