Mushroom kits

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by hudakore, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. hudakore

    hudakore Active Member

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    I'm interested in starting to grow some mushrooms...chanterelles, portabellas, shiitakes, oysters or the like. Any suggestions for where to get spores, kits, book, etc.?
     
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    As strange as it may sound, you can pick one up at the Vancouver Seed Bank on Hastings. I got one last year, but haven't had a chance to try it out.
     
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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I know commercial stuff is prohibited in forum, but since I have nothing to do with this company, I'm hoping I can assume its OK to pass this info on to you?

    Western Biologicals, Abbotsford B.C. ships kits, provides spawn for a very large range of species, good reputation. westernb@shaw.ca (604) 856-3339. I assume they would ship to the U.S. but if not, I'd ask if they could direct you to a good U.S. supplier.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It's fine to post links to commercial entities: as long as it is in response to a query.
     
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    Looks like a winner! Have you found this easy enough to do with any success?
     
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    Haven't tried it - with a half-acre, and a bad back, I am already over-commited! But I can tell you that everything I've bought from them has been successful, and as advertised. Good luck in your pursuit!
     
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    I picked up a prepared mushroom kit at a local Farmer's Market this summer but since it's not really summer anymore and the markets are closed for the season that won't help you much - sorry. I did enjoy the mushroom kit but it only lasted a short time. I'm sure Western Biologicals has a fine product but you want to check about cross-border delivery of biologicals!
     

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