Oak and beech mushroom set - 3 species will enable you to fill your pantry with delicious preserves of the tastiest, hard to get forest mushrooms. If you cannot pick porcini or chanterelles in the woods, grow them in your garden! The selection offered in our store consists of carefully selected biological mycelium of the penny bun (Boletus edulis), summer cep (Boletus reticulatus) and chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius). These mushrooms grow in large numbers among oaks and beeches, because they live in mycorrhizal symbiosis with these tree species. If these trees grow nearby, or a proud corona of an oak or beech sets shade over your garden, choose this opportunity and plant the excellent mushrooms! The proposed package only needs to be placed into soil close to the tree and watered abundantly - this is as easy as planting vegetables or flowers! The fruit bodies of the magnificent ceps and chanterelles will emerge in the first or second year of cultivation in summer and autumn for the next 3 to 5 years.
Planting edible mushrooms in the garden is very easy and can be performed all vegetation period long - from April to October. You only need to dig a few holes, 30 - 40 cm wide and 15 cm deep, around a tree. You will achieve the best results making three holes per tree (this recommendation concerns both old and younger trees) located in the distance of ten times the diameter of the trunk. Fill the holes halfway with a mixture of garden soil and peat and sawdust, spread 1/3 of the spawn package over it and cover with soil to ground level. The last step would be abundant watering of the ground around the holes (approximately 10 litres of water per hole, you may add 10 g of sugar to the water). We advise to cover the site with moss, pine bark or any other natural forest mulch. Now you only need to water the sites in longer drought periods and wait for the crops to emerge. In favourable weather conditions you may expect the ripe, tasty fruit bodies in summer and autumn (porcini and saffron milk caps from August to November, bay boletes from June to November, chanterelles from May to November and slippery jacks from May to December).
The package contains ground biological spawn (mycelium) on grain. Detailed growing instructions have been included in the package information. The producer estimates the probability of successful mushroom development for 85 - 87%. The emergence of mushrooms depends on the environmental conditions and proper site preparation.