Sawdust

  • Grow your own Antler Reishi! Reishi mushrooms are used in Asian medicine to boost the immune system and to promote health.  Reishi mushrooms grow at the base of deciduous trees.
  • **NOT EDIBLE** Panellus stipticus is one of several dozen species of fungi that are bio-luminescent. The luminescence is localized to the edges of the gills and the junction of the gills with the stem and cap. Bio-luminescence is also observable with mycelia grown in laboratory culture, and the growth conditions for optimal light production have been studied in detail.
  • Blue Oysters fruit easily on a wide range of substrates and are good candidates for recycling wood and paper waste into edible mushrooms. As with all Oyster mushrooms, Blue Oysters need plenty of fresh air to develop normally. High carbon dioxide levels from mushroom metabolism will accumulate in sealed growing environments and can reduce cap size and elongate stems severely. Fruiting in open humidity chambers with frequent fresh air exchange will produce best possible yields.
  • In nature, this mushroom strain is noted as being a fast colonizer which produces thick and heavy caps.
  • Grow your own Brown beech mushrooms! Brown Beech mushrooms are high in protein, dietary fiber, and antioxidants.
  • DELICIOUS, but definitely strange looking. And it's BIG! Specimens range over 1.5 feet wide. Found growing throughout the northern boreal zone and wherever conifers are abundant. Most commonly found in Western North America.
  • Amongst all the species, Cordyceps militaris is considered as the oldest source of some useful chemical constituents. Read more about this fascinating fungus below!
  • Calvatia gigantea, commonly known as the Giant puffball, is commonly found in meadows, fields, and deciduous forests worldwide, usually in late summer and autumn. Most grow to be 4 to 28 in) in diameter, although can reach up to 5 ft., and weigh over 40 lbs. The fruiting body of a puffball mushroom develops within a few weeks and then begins to produce spores. The meat of giant puffballs tastes very similar to tofu or melted cheese when cooked. Puffballs may be sautéed, broiled, or breaded and fried; they do not dehydrate well, but may be cooked and then frozen.
  • The King Stropharia is a tasty, fleshy mushroom, which is suitable for outdoor and indoor cultivation. Also known as "wine cap" mushrooms or "garden giants", King Stropharia are commonly grown in home gardens because they improve soil health and even kill root-eating nematodes. The King Stropharia can grow to 20 cm high with a reddish-brown convex to flattening cap up to 30 cm across, the size leading to another colloquial name Godzilla mushroom.
  • The Lion's Mane is a member of the unusual teethed fungi, which form tooth-like structures instead of gills. The mature mushrooms look like pink tinted-white pom-poms. This is an aggressive species that spontaneously forms primordia on malt agar and sawdust substrates but may be slow to colonize grain spawn. The mushroom develops quickly once initiated and can form from a tiny primordia to a large, ready to harvest mushroom in one week or less.
  • Morchella, the true morels, is a genus of edible mushrooms closely related to anatomically simpler cup fungi. These distinctive mushrooms appear honeycomb-like in that the upper portion is composed of a network of ridges with pits between them.
  • The White Morels of North America have ridges that do not darken with maturity, and caps that are (usually) tightly attached to the stem, without forming a substantial "rim" at the point of attachment.