Sent with live, growing mushrooms already at the pinhead stage, this no-fuss kit from one of the country's leading mushroom growing experts, will see its first crop in days. Mushrooms can be difficult to get started, so Merryhill Mushrooms - sixth generation specialist farmers in West Sussex - have done the hard work for you. Prepared in small batches, the freshly prepared pots arrive with us once a week on a Wednesday, and are sent to you on our 24-hour UKMail courier service, which is all included in the price.
A new addition to the Merryhill range - white mushrooms! Nothing beats the flavour of freshly picked mushrooms, and it's great fun watching them grow - children love them too. Each pot contains pre-spawned mycelium and a top layer of casing compost. The fruiting mushrooms are already at the pinhead stage. All you need to do is spray daily with a mister to keep the compost moist, and the mushrooms will get bigger. Once picked, more will follow, and each pot has enough for several weeks worth of cropping.
The idea temperature for the mushrooms to grow is 17 degrees, so try to keep as close to this temperature as possible. In general, the cooler the better.
Full growing advice is on the side of the pot, where it is always to hand. And we are always happy to answer any questions at all you may have. For any help, please don't hesitate to message us, or call us on 01903 233299.
Delivery We send the kits out just once a week on a Wednesday, to arrive with you on Thursday. All orders received are held here until the nearest Wednesday. So, if you place your order on Thursday, it will be sent overnight on the next Wednesday. Our cut-off for orders to be received is 10am every Wednesday. Please note: at peak periods, such as Christmas, we may stagger despatch across two days. We will update this listing accordingly.
About the producers Merryhill Mushrooms are small-batch specialist mushroom growers based in rural West Sussex. From the family which started the famous Chesswood Mushrooms firm back in 1892, owner Dick Rucklidge is passionate about mushroom growing and has been an advisory in in the industry for over 50 years. Seeing a gap in the market for a really easy home kit which guarantees results, Merryhill Mushrooms home grow kits were born!