Reishi mushroom grows wild around the northeast but the right time of the year. However, with our reishi mushroom growing kit you can grow them at home
Today I am talking about reishi mushroom, as well as our reishi mushroom growing kit, which you can order from our online store.
Reishi can be found wild throughout the northeast. It is a polypore, which you can get a visual image of why it’s called that when you watch the video that is included below.
This is a really amazing mushroom. It experienced a beautiful transition, which you can see if you have the great fortune of finding this mushroom in the wild around the end of May. During May the mushroom will be totally white. As summer rolls around the colors will change from white into orange, and then into a deep red.
Watching this mushroom grow over the span of two or three weeks is like watching a slow-motion sunset. It’s breathtaking and awe-inspiring.
Check out this video and continue reading the article to learn more about growing reishi mushrooms.
The same beauty can be found in a reishi mushroom growing kit
People do not necessarily think of reishi mushroom when they first think about getting a grow kit.
And interestingly enough, the reishi mushroom grow kit looks very different than the multitude of other mushroom grow kits we offer, like the shiitake, lion’s mane, or oyster mushroom kits.
The reishi mushroom grow kit begins with the antler phase. The mushroom morphs from the antler shape to the conch shape during growth. A lot of time this happens when the mushroom is in higher CO2 and lower light environment.
Reishi has been called the mushroom of immortality and claims have been made about its use for thousands of years in China. However, Dianna Smith of the Northeast Mycological Federation has found otherwise. According to her research, reishi only has recorded use for about 500-700 years in China.
Many people consider it a valued medicinal mushroom. It may have the ability to help modulate the immune system, which potentially leads to increases in the amount of active T cells. This mushroom may also impact apoptosis, which is programmed cell death that is important to the proper functioning of the human organism.
Reishi is an interesting mushroom that is very fun to grow. You can try your hand at it with one of our grow kits. If you live in the northeast, you can go foraging for reishi during the warmer months. You can typically start seeing them in late May on hemlocks, preferably around water. They will be ready to harvest around late July.
Check out our reishi mushroom grow kit and all of our other grow kit options in our online store. The other types of mushroom grow kits currently available include:
- Blue Oyster Mushroom
- Pink Oyster Mushroom
- Yellow Oyster Mushroom
- Shiitake Mushroom
- Lion’s Mane Mushroom
- Chestnut Mushroom