Chlorophyllum mushrooms looking very edible – but BEWARE!!

Chlorophyllum mushrooms looking very edible – but BEWARE!!  

Fungus and plant working together

Fungus and plant working together.     256 people reached

Mushroom gills – by Mushrush

Mushroom gills by Mushrush    

Reishi – stress relief and immune booster

Reishi/ Ganoderma – winter immune booster and stress relief. https://mushrush.co.za/red-reishi-ganoderma-lucidum/     112 people reached

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.

PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS

There is good reason for oyster mushrooms to be named after saltwater clams. I opened a fruiting bag of pink oyster spawn  (the ‘love’ mushroom) yesterday and was met by a fresh smell of the sea. These ones, grown with very little fresh air, look like sea urchins too.     PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS

Red Reishi Extracts – Neil van Rij

For the best effects, medicinal mushroom products need to be processed effectively; ‘hot water extract’ and/or ‘heat extraction’ are some of the terms to look for.  Superior quality extractions will cost more than basic ground-up mushrooms, marketed as extracts.  Quality extracts using heat processes are approximately 90% more effective than basic mushroom ‘powder’. Mushrush® Red […]

RSG Radio Sonder Grense – Growing Mushrooms

RSG Radio Sonder Grense – Growing Mushrooms Today we heard that RSG featured an article on easy to grow mushrooms at home. We didn’t hear the article itself, but we are always pleased to hear growing mushrooms at home being promoted because oyster mushrooms are the easiest mushrooms to grow. If this interests you, have […]

Reishi

There was almost a war over these beautiful specimens. Our 2014 crop was sadly affected by dry conditions leaving us ‘sold out’ 3/4 into last year. However, this years crop is looking positive, so customers can start expecting this stunning medicinal mushroom to be available again soon!  

Black Poplar Mushroom

Black Poplar Mushroom. No photo yet – we ate our homegrown Black Poplar Mushroom (Pioppino or Agrocybe aegerita) before I thought to photographing them. Will post some pics soon.  

Quality Spawn

How quality spawn and sterilization affects mushroom production. For an introduction to oyster mushroom growing, try our Rookie ‘roomer kit – ideal for first time growers who don’t want to spend a fortune on experimenting. These three mushroom bags were all made on the same day…Image A:Old, poor quality spawn on unsterilized substrate. Spawn cannot colonize […]

We are often asked

We are often asked; can we use sawdust as a substrate to grow mushrooms – yes you can , BUT we don’t recommend pine sawdust. Another one is ” Wheat straw or sorghum seeds?” Our answer is wheat straw. :) If you are going to use a lime soak method to sterilize your substrate then there […]