Outdoor Mushroom Kits

Fungi Perfecti's Outdoor Mushroom Patches™ need to be mixed into a bed of material such as soil, ash or hardwood chips (the type of material will depend on the mushroom being cultivated, and is not provided) and allowed to grow out and colonize the bed. Inoculations should take place between March and October in the Northern latitudes, year 'round in the Southern latitudes (as a basic rule of thumb, you should inoculate your outdoor mushroom beds at least one month before your first hard freeze). As the Mushroom Caretaker, your job is to monitor the condition of your Patch and water it according to the instructions. After the bed is fully colonized with mushroom mycelium (typically 9–12 months), mushrooms will begin to form. Some species take longer or require more attention in order to produce than others.

To help you choose, we have included a simple rating key with each Patch shown below:

From Easiest Easy to most complex Complex

We hope you come to love mushrooms and mushroom growing as much as we do!

 

Mushroom Inoculation Calendar for the Continental U.S.
Pacific Northwest Range

Spring (end of hard freeze–late June)
Shiitake, Oysters, Maitake, Lion's Mane, Reishi and Chicken of the Woods on logs
Garden Giant™, Hypsizygus, and Shaggy Mane patches on wood chips or straw
Outdoor Mycelium Running kit projects

Summer (July–late August)
Oysters, Maitake and Reishi on logs.
Garden Giant™, Hypsizygus and Shaggy Mane on straw or wood chips
Outdoor Mycelium Running kit projects

Fall (September–late October)
Shiitake, Oysters, Maitake, Lion's Mane and Chicken of the Woods on logs
Garden Giant™, Hypsizygus , and Shaggy Mane on straw or wood chips
Outdoor Mycelium Running kit projects

Winter
Shiitake and Oyster on logs
Garden Giant™, on straw or wood chips.
Outdoor Mycelium Running kit projects
Southern Range

Spring (end of hard freeze–late June)
Shiitake, Oysters, Maitake, Lion's Mane, Reishi and Chicken of the Woods on logs
Garden Giant™, Hypsizygus, and Shaggy Mane on straw or wood chips
Outdoor Mycelium Running kit projects

Summer (July–late August)
Oysters and Reishi on logs
Garden Giant™, Hypsizygus and Shaggy Mane on straw or wood chips
Outdoor Mycelium Running kit projects

Fall (September–late October)
Shiitake, Oysters, Maitake, Lion's Mane and Chicken of the Woods on logs
Garden Giant™, Hypsizygus, and Shaggy Mane on straw or wood chips
Outdoor Mycelium Running kit projects

Winter
Shiitake and Oyster on logs
Garden Giant™, Hypsizygus, and Shaggy Mane on straw or wood chips
Outdoor Mycelium running kit projects
Northern Range

Spring (end of hard freeze–late June)
Shiitake, Oysters, Maitake, Lion's Mane, Reishi and Chicken of the Woods on logs
Garden Giant™, Hypsizygus, and Shaggy Mane on straw or wood chips
Outdoor Mycelium running kit projects

Summer (July–late August)
Oysters, Reishi, and Maitake on logs
Garden Giant™, Hypsizygus and Shaggy Mane on straw or wood chips
Outdoor Mycelium Running kit projects

Fall (September–late October)
Shiitake, Oysters, Maitake, Lion's Mane and Chicken of the Woods on logs
Garden Giant™ on straw or wood chips
Outdoor Mycelium Running kit projects

Winter
Shiitake and Oysters on logs indoors
North American Cultivation Range Map

 

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