Mushroom Gourmet

Edible fungi you can grow at home:

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We mail out Monday to Wednesday mid-day most weeks. However, you can save freight and buy oyster and button mushroom kits 7 days a week from your local garden centre. Have a browse and we'll reply quickly to questions or with a confirmation invoice and expected departure date which is usually within 48 hours of payment.

STARTER packs below have everything included making them a tidy, compact introduction to a fascinating form of growing. They keep until you are ready, so make great presents.

Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster Mushrooms

Great for beginners and new mushroom growers. Get growing quickly with the kit, then learn how to spread the culture onto logs, straw, coffee waste and wood chips. Strains have been selected over decades for good qualities to suit NZ conditions. Picking can start in just 2-4 weeks for home or markets using our fresh spawn. Enjoy watching them grow on 100% NZ ingredients. Taste the Goodness! Click the picture to order.

Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake Mushrooms

Sought after for its great flavour, texture and health benefits, especially when grown on your own wood. The brown cap and white flecks of certain strains make attractive mushrooms. Grow from freshly cut logs of deciduous trees eg oak, poplar, birch, beech or maple. Ready-to-Grow 100%NZ sawdust logs available at all times. It's an easy project that you can expand out to grow more at home. Click the picture to order

Field or Shop Mushrooms

Field/Shop Mushrooms

Also called Agaricus, Portobello, Chestnut, Button or Field Mushrooms. Grow button or flat shape, straight from the kit. It all depends on the stage you pick them at! Freshly picked field mushrooms are sweet, juicy and tasty. Big brown or white flat portobellos are great on the BBQ or grilled. Be surprised as each type pops up- It's a real treat to watch and eat your own naturally grown mushrooms and you also learn how to grow more at home with compost recipes and tricks for home growing included. Click the picture to order

Burgundy Stropharia Mushrooms

Burgundy Mushrooms

An amazingly beautiful and ‘robust’ garden giant, usually wine red in colour and 5–30cm across. It likes to grow on straw, stalky compost, deciduous mulch or wood chips and sawdust. Yields of many kilograms per square metre are possible if your soil is well mulched. Click the picture to order

Shaggy Mane or Ink Cap

Shaggy Ink Cap

A garden friendly strain which fruits readily on compost from Autumn through to early summer. An interesting fungus to observe and a treat to eat. It can be grown indoors or set free in the garden. Click the picture to order

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Welcome to Mushroom Gourmet!

Since 1993 Mushroom Gourmet has been selecting the most suitable cultures, and developing ever simpler growing techniques to make it as easy as possible to grow mushrooms and edible fungi for Food, Health, Fun, and Extra Income. Before this, Tim moved away from full-time teaching and business to grow and sell oyster mushrooms and portobellos to organic food co-ops, specialist grocers, supermarkets and wholesalers.

Mushroom Gourmet's unique kits of tried and true favourites let you grow indoors, outdoors, at home, in school or on a farm. They are carefully designed so you can see the process and become familiar with this great way of gardening. Mushroom Gourmet packs are a good size and strain for experimental indoor growing with clear information including sensible health and safety tips. The step by step approach from start to finish ensures you won't feel overwhelmed with too many mushrooms at once or feel left in the dark about how it all starts.

Mushroom Gourmet Kits mean you have no long and smelly compost making, or sterilising with pressure cookers giving you an easier, but still hands on introduction to many of the stages of mushroom growing, with instructions on how to make the compost and grow from raw materials.

Grow your own edible fungi to supplement your diet and income without using chemicals while recycling by-products from on or off your property. The site is for NZ customers, but you may buy gifts from overseas for NZ residents and use Paypal to pay.

The STARTER kits below are available at most garden centres all year round. Discover more in the Gift Pack with Thumb Drive book and extra information package for our NZ conditions.

We offer full support and rapid reply to emails.

Redeem Your Voucher

Our Oyster and Field Mushroom kits are available from most garden stores nationwide – these include a voucher code to redeem which will get the spawn part of the kit sent to you. If you have purchased one of these, click on the button below to redeem your voucher.

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"Happy Customers"

“ Great kits and I have been using a bunch of them already. =) Hi guys, parcel arrived this morning. Thanks for the awesome service. Have a merry xmas. Cheers KF Oamaru-.... Just wanted to let you know that my mushroom kit is a great success. I have oyster mushrooms sprouting all over the bag. Really pleased. Cristine Paraparaumu-.... ....I have found the course information fantastic and really easy to follow. AP 2019 ..... thanks for the advice. With 3 nights in the fridge the mushrooms started to grow an the 5th day. The first flush was sufficient for 3 meals. Flavour: excellent. Will now try the transfer method for a new culture and get the second flush started. G+W Charteris Bay.... Hi Tim I have been meaning to say thanks for the mushroom kit. Quite a bit of work but fascinating to see them grow over the winter under our sink and ended up having a good feed. Warm wishes Jack H Lower Hutt .... Hi Tim, I just wanted to say Ive had a chance to play with that new culture and its growing happy and healthy and clean! Thank you so much again for all the effort you put in, its greatly appreciated. Cheers, CS Ellerslie .... hi another order,, the first order you sent is going excellent , so ive decided to try another sort.. .excellent easy to deal with.. ..im rapt ..at dealing with your products...excellent as always. NH Paeroa-.... The mycelium was very quick to colonise the bag, and the fruits were huge AS Auckland-... Hi Tim, I am thoroughly enjoying the small business course. I spent the weekend getting my shed cleaned up and ready..SL 2019

We're ready to send you everything you need to start a new hobby or build on what you know.The NZ Mushroom Growing providers since 1993

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