Wild plum mushrooms

Grow your own Mushrooms

Mushroom Strains

Grey oyster

The Grey oyster mushrooms are easy to grow and a delicious mushroom to eat. This mushroom is hardy, and the fruit can grow up 5 to 15 cm in diameter and can have a greyish colour that can vary from deep to pale grey.

White oyster

White oyster mushrooms are easy to grow and are delicious mushroom to eat when cooked through. This mushroom is hardy, and the fruit can grow up 5 to 15 cmin diameter.

Brown oyster

The Brown oyster mushrooms are easy to grow and a delicious mushroom to eat when cooked through. This mushroom is hardy, and the fruit can grow up 8 to 25 cm in diameter. The mushroom can have a pale to dark brown cap. 

Pink oyster

This mushroom has a low shef life so needs to be cooked soon after harvesting. It has a curly cap which is 2 – 5 cm in diameter. The caps are also quite thin and delicate. The stem is very short or even non existent.

Yellow oyster

Yellow Oyster mushrooms are a summer mushrooms that are easy to grow. They are a favorite among home cultivators for their unusual color and nutty flavor. They can be used in a wide variety of culinary applications and are commonly used in stir-fries to add a chewy, tender texture.

King oyster

King Oyster mushrooms are a winter mushrooms that are fairly easy to grow. The King oyster mushroom produces fruiting bodies with a very delicious taste. The texture of the flesh is comparable to boletus. Fruiting bodies have diamters 3-10 cm.

Black king oyster

Black Shimeji mushrooms are a winter mushrooms that are fairly easy to grow. Mushrooms of the Pleurotus genus, which includes hybrids like Black Kings and other oyster mushrooms, have a high protein content, several B vitamins, and all the essential amino acids

Nameko

Nameko mushrooms are a winter mushrooms that are fairly easy to grow when temperatures are cool and when they are sufficient water. Nameko, is a small, amber-brown mushroom with a slightly gelatinous coating that is used as an ingredient in miso soup and nabemono

Chestnut

This mushroom contains vitamins, phytochemicals and minerals. It is particularly rich in Copper and Pantothenic acid which is Vitamin B5. The Chestnut also contains Folate, Biotin, Niacin or Vitamin B3, Selenium, Potassium and Riboflavin or Vitamin B2

Poplar

This mushroom has shown a significant immune boosting function concentrating on anti-fungal properties. This one can be chopped and sautéed in oil and pepper, sprinkled onto a cold salad with feta cheese and a herbal vinaigrette. 

Lions mane

Lion’s Mane has commonly been used as a nootropic, or “smart drug”. This mushroom has long been thought to be used to improve mental capacity, mental clarity and focus, improve nerve function and to actually encourage nerve regeneration.

Reishi

Within the mushroom, there are several molecules, including triterpenoids, polysaccharides and peptidoglycans, that may be responsible for its health effects, such as immune boosting, fighting fatigue and depression, and controlling blood sugar levels

Shiitake

Shiitake mushrooms contain compounds that support heart health, boost your immune system, and may even be able to help fight cancer and tumors. These mushrooms are part of our advanced mushrooms as they require a little more effort to cultivate

Enoki

Enoki is a long, thin white mushroom and is a popular ingredient for soups, especially in East Asian cuisine.The mushroom has a crisp texture and can be refrigerated for approximately one week. This shape is due to a CO2-rich atmosphere used in farming.

Abalone

Abalone mushrooms, botanically classified as Pleurotus ostreatus, are an oyster variety and are members of the Pleurotaceae family. Also known as White Elf, King mushroom, and the Akuratake mushroom.

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Pink oyster mushrooms! 
I thought I'd share the results of my oyster mushrooms growing experience! 

I got this kit from @wildplummushrooms check them out. They are based in the western cape but they deliver all over the country. 

You get it, you take the stopper out the middle, make a cut in the plastic where the stuff looks really thick and expose that. Put it somewhere where it's light and airy but not in direct sunlight. Then spritz it with water often. And then in a few days you have yummy mushies. Easy. 

I loved it. I'll definitely get it again. It was so so easy and I got so many mushrooms from my first harvest. 
I think it's certainly a very cute project and if you have time you should definitely try it out. Especially if you have kids. Definitely worth while. 

I can't wait for my next harvest 🥰😁🥰