Start your outdoor Black Morel (Morchella Importuna) garden with our Morel Mushroom spawn kit. This outdoor mushroom spawn patch kit can be used to directly inoculate prepared outdoor mushroom beds.
The rye berries and Soy Husk/Sawdust are bound together with mushroom
tissue or “mycelium.” Mycelium is the sometimes beige, brown or white
fluffy material covering the outside of the block.
are the small orange sclerotia. A morel sclerotium is a hard mass of
compressed mycelium that normally forms underground during the late
spring and summer. It is thought to be a dormant structure in the morel
lifecycle that allows it to over-winter. It is also theorized that the
sclerotia is a preliminary stage to mushroom formation. Allowing morels
to pop out of the ground as soon as conditions are favorable.
this kit to plant in the early Summer or fall. The rye berries provides
all the energy to grow sclerotia in our soy/sawdust mix, so this kit
can sit for a few months before planting outdoors if desired.
strain has been successfully fruited in a garden habitat. However, even
with the formation of mycelium and sclerotium there are many factors
that will influence the formation of morel fruits. For that reason, we
can't guarantee mushrooms will grow but experimenting is how many have
done this before!
For best results plant the block as described
in the directions included with spawn kit. Areas where morel mushrooms
are found locally are more likely to have success growing black morels
outdoors from spawn. Even in good conditions morel spawn might not
fruit for a full year after planting. Morels are perennial and once
successfully fruited they will return for many years!
White Pearl Oyster: This is another easy way to grow oyster mushrooms. The white pearl oyster variety grows particularly fast and is usually bright white to light grey when fully mature. These produce medium sized mushrooms that are not too thick and not too thin. This is a great choice if you want an oyster mushroom that can be used in any recipe. They grow in temperatures ranging from 64-77 degrees, but do best on the cooler side.