Shiitake Mushroom Kit

Shiitake Mushroom Kit

Grow Your Own Mushrooms Today!

$23.00

$18.00

$5 shipping per kit anywhere in Canada

This kit contains a block of live Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) mycelium.

Start growing your own gourmet mushrooms on your kitchen counter or a shelf in your home today. Our mushroom kits are designed for first-time growers, simply remove the block from the bag, mist daily, and harvest your fresh gourmet mushrooms within two weeks.

Check out more Shiitake Mushroom Kit details below!

Shiitake Health Benefits

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Shiitake mushrooms are high in B vitamins, and they serve as a food source of vitamin D.

Some shiitake health benefits include the ability to aid weight loss, support cardiovascular health, fight cancer cells, improve energy levels and brain function, reduce inflammation, and support the immune system.

Shiitake Growing Instructions

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Step 1: Cold Shock
Put your new mushroom block in the fridge for at least 24-hours.

Step 2: Open
Take your block out of the fridge and give it a gentle hit on a hard surface to send a little shock through it. Take the block completely out of both bags and set it on a plate.

Step 3: Setup
Find a good spot for your block to live. An ideal spot would be on a counter top out of direct sunlight and away from drafts or heaters. Included in this kit is a humidity tent. Roll the opening of bag up and stand it loosely over your block. Mist the block and the inside of the humidity tent at least daily with a spray bottle.

Step 4: Harvest
After a few days you should see mushrooms starting to grow all over the block. Pick when the caps start to open up and the gills on the underside of the cap are visible. It is best not to let the caps get completely flat.

Step 5: Rest
Remove the humidity tent and stop misting the block. Let it rest and dry out for 2 weeks.

Step 6: Soak and Repeat
Dunk the block in a pot of cold tap water for a few hours or overnight. Set something heavy like a plate on the block to hold it under water. Follow steps 3 through 6 to keep growing. This block should give 2 - 4 harvests of mushrooms. Throw the block in the compost when it starts to fall apart or mold severely.

Shipping & Tracking

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All our products are pre-pacakged and ready to be sent out the door today!

To make sure your mushroom kits are fresh and ready to grow! We want to inform your of our standard shipping rate of 7-10 business days post purchase.

Grow Your Own Gourmet Mushrooms At Home!

Growing gourmet mushrooms at home with Happy Caps Mushroom kits is a fun and rewarding experience. With easy instructions and equipment included, anyone can become a successful mushroom grower and enjoy the satisfaction of harvesting and cooking their own fresh, organic mushrooms.

Grow Your Own Gourmet Mushrooms At Home!

Growing gourmet mushrooms at home with Happy Caps Mushroom kits is a fun and rewarding experience. With easy instructions and equipment included, anyone can become a successful mushroom grower and enjoy the satisfaction of harvesting and cooking their own fresh, organic mushrooms.

Join In On The Fun!

With our easy-to-use kit, you can experience the fun and excitement of growing fresh mushrooms right in the comfort of your own home. From spores to scrumptiousness, it's all here - start your mushroom journey today!

FAQ - Shiitake Mushroom Kit

Where should I place the kit while growing?

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Find a good spot for your block to live for the next few weeks. An ideal spot would be on a counter top or shelf in the most humid part of your house.

Keep out of direct sunlight and away from drafts or heaters. The kit includes a separate plastic bag to be used as a humidity tent.

Roll the opening of this bag up a few times like a pant leg and stand it over the block like a tent. 

How many mushrooms does each kit make?

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After 7-10 days you should start to see little mushroom pins starting to poke out of the slit in your bag.

The actual mushrooms will take about one week to mature. While the mushrooms are actively growing mist multiple times a day to make sure the mushrooms do not dry out.

Harvest when the mushroom starts to develop hanging icicle like structures. 

*To develop nice hanging teeth the humidity must be controlled pretty well. Try not to soak the mushroom itself with water too much when misting. Try to maintain around 85% humidity while growing. A light condensation on the inside of the grow tent is perfect.

How should I store the kit if im not going to open it?

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You can expect your Mushroom Kit to arrive withing 3/5 days of placing you order with us! We ship are kits out weekly after they pass all of our quality control standards!

Can I keep growing mushrooms after the first harvest?

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After you have harvested the mushrooms simply continue misting daily and within 3 weeks you should get an additional flush of mushrooms.

If at any point the block seems really dry you can soak it in a large pot of cold tap water overnight to rehydrate it.

You can get 2 - 4 flushes of mushrooms from this block.

 *You probably will not need to soak between the first and second flush of mushrooms. After the second flush try soaking for no longer than 8-hours.