Entries by Sandra

Change your life

By looking at the bigger picture – the invisible threads that shape our ecosystems functioning – Neil changed his life in 2005 and  mine in 2007. We like to think that we are doing our bit today – sharing with the world the magnificence of mushrooms. 14 cool facts about mushrooms Do you love mushrooms? […]

Space needed to grow mushrooms

We are frequently asked ‘How much room do I need to grow mushrooms’? To keep yourself supplied with our oyster, shiitake and king oyster mushrooms, then all you need is a space as big as a shower. If you’re wanting to sell mushrooms to your local restaurants, SPAR or farmer’s market, start with a single […]

Ganoderma find

This beautiful Ganoderma (Reishi) mushroom was spotted in Rwanda. For Reishi health benefits read more…https://mushrush.co.za/red-reishi-ganoderma-lucidum/

Shiitake grain spawn and dowels

🍄 FAQ – Sandra just want to check – if i order Shiitake Spawn can i drill holes and put them in logs? 👍Yes you can. Then seal them with bees wax.https://mushrush.co.za/product/shiitake-mushroom-spawn-2kg-bag/ Shiitake grain spawn and dowels


MEDICINAL MUSHROOM There is so much to say about the nutritional and medicinal (including preventative) properties of mushrooms. Reishi works to adjust and fine tune the immune system, restoring immune health as well as liver function. It is essentially an “immune system modulator”, balancing conditions that are either deficient or excessive. (SuperfoodEvolution). Part of its secrets can be found in its high levels of polysaccharides and Beta-Glucans (polysaccharides that contain only glucose as structural components). […]


RED REISHI MUSHROOMS (Ganoderma lucidum) are ADAPTOGENS and have a positive effect on your health and well being. WHAT IS AN ADAPTOGEN? Increases the body’s resistance to adverse influences (like stress), by a wide variety of physical, chemical and biochemical factors. Have an overall normalizing effect, improving all kinds of conditions and aggravating none. Must restore […]


The many health benefits of Red Reishi AIDS ALZHEIMER’S AGING (ANTI-AGING): Preliminary studies show that Reishi facilitates the restoration of the body’s organs & functioning. ALLERGIES  ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ANTI-OXIDANT  ANXIETY  ARTHRITIS: Reishi is offered to patients to re-establish physical performance in those suffering from arthritis, stiff joints & muscle inflammation. ARTHRITIS RHEUMATOID  ASTHMA  ATHEROSCLEROSIS  BIPOLAR  BRONCHITIS CANCER – […]

The Destroying Angel – Amanita viroides

The Destroying Angel – Amanita viroides NEVER eat this mushroom! Contains amatoxins which do not breakdown even when cooked. TOXIC. All Amanita species emerge from an ‘egg’; and have a characteristic cup or technically a volva.  Dig carefully under the soil and you will find the egg remains.