I ordered this as a gift and was impressed with the amount of mushrooms and how fast and easy they grew. We ended up drying a bunch cause there was really too much to eat at once. Fresh or dried, they are delicious. I grew in in a plastic bin with a loose cover. But I think I over watered and not sure if I can get a second crop or not. I'm seeing a spot of green mold on the substrate, not a good sign. That said, it was really fun. I would definitely order from these guys again.
Awesome. I got a ton of mushroom in the first flush. I did get a little green mold the block. When I asked the folks at fungially about it they got back to me right away and hatchery some advice. Thanks! The other minor comment I had was on the instructions, adding info on the fruiting temperature would help and also what is meant by “resting”. Chris told me it is to let the block dry out (which I would not have thought to do) - anyway you could add that to your I instructions.
Very Happy Harvesting my first clutch. Fried them up and ate them all as mushroom chips in butter....My block is resting now, But I'm looking forward to my next recipe to cook.... Thanks much !!
I was surprized by the size of the block. My mushrooms are growing (day 5) and I expect to harvest some on day 8. I can’t maintain 80% humidity in the winter here in NE but the mushrooms don’t seem to mind.
I recently purchased the shitaki kit, it's Feb and I was sceptical about it doing well. The day I received the kit it was -14 F without the wind chill. It sat on my deck for half a day before I got home from work. Needless to say I skipped the refrigeration step figuring either the block was either dead or chilled plenty. Within two days my block is full of pins and doing great. If this block handled these conditions and fruited so well it deserves 5 stars