Estimated delivery time : 5-12 Working Days
|Latin name:||Agaricus bisporus variegata albidus|
|Delivery type:||Delivered as plant in nursery pot|
|Leafs all year:||No|
You will receive a propagator set, consisting of a tray with a transparent lid and, among other things, a layer of ready to grow compost in which the mushrooms will develop. Keep the little packet of 'casing soil' from this hobby set in a cool place until later. Place the lid on the tray and store it for about 4 days at 20-25 ˚C.
After 4 days the compost will be covered in a white mould. Now pierce the packet of casing soil: prick 5 holes, top and bottom. Place the packet in a bucket with a pint of water for 30 minutes, then allow the soil to drain.
Now spread this damp casing soil over the layer of compost in your propagator. Store the propagator at 20-25 ˚C for 5-8 days with the lid on.
The mushroom spawn will grow up through the compost during the next 5-8 days. Carefully make a hole in the casing soil to check if you can already see white threads. Are there white threads over the whole surface? Then you can continue propagating in a cooler position.
Place your propagator draught free at about 15-18 ˚C. Use a water spray on the casing soil every day, do not allow the soil to dry out. However, it is also not good for the mushrooms' development if the soil is too damp. After about 5 days you will see the first white buds appear (don't touch!).
Mushrooms grow from a thread like network called the mycelium. The propagator we deliver is already filled with compost containing the mycelium. With sufficient moisture and warmth, the mushrooms grow from this network of threads.
Home grown mushrooms are extra tasty. Use them in soups and sauces. Fried mushrooms are a delicacy!It's a lot of fun and educational too, to follow the growing process with your (grand) children.