Meet the “Mushroom Man” – Neil van Rij

In a nutshell.. Neil is a registered Professional Scientist (400381/1) specializing in mycology and plant pathology. SACNASP is the legislated regulatory body for natural science practitioners in South Africa. 2003 he obtained his M.Sc. (Agric) cum laude degree He was...

FAQ: Basic oyster mushroom production cycle

The basic cycle is –  Substrate preparation – obtaining suitable substrate, drying and grinding the substrate to produce an average particle size of 10mm. Finally pasteurization or sterilization of the substrate. Inoculation – introduction of good...

oyster mushroom growing and lime pasteurization

The lime soak method relies on 4 key principles: Quality spawn using low magnesium hydrated lime – in South Africa marketed as “Water purifying lime” keeping the pH of the lime soak solution above 12 all through the soak period excellent fresh air...

Black truffles: season 2018

Let the season begin, black truffles are coming. That was June, now in July 2018 a truffle farmer near Wakkerstroom in Mpumalanga province has found black truffles.  The price for 2018 season truffles is approximately R15 000/kg, so we have one very happy...

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...
Space needed to grow 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...
Ganoderma find

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

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...

MUSHROOMS – NUTRITIONAL VALUE

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...
ADAPTOGEN

ADAPTOGEN

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...