Lion’s Mane Grow Kit
The Lion’s Mane kit produces a perfect, shaggy white mushroom fruit that has a unique flavour and a texture which is similar to crab meat. It is lovely to cook with and also has a strong reputation for its healthy nootropic properties for the brain and the gut.
Easy to grow and fun to watch !
Fully colonised block ready to fruit. Everything needed to grow is in the box.
30 in stock
Grow Your Own kits will store refrigerated & unopened (or in a cold, dark place) for up to 3 months.
Lion's Mane Grow Kit Information
Step 1 - Remove the contents from the box.
Step 2 - With a sharp, clean knife, cut a slit in the bag 5mm deep on the black lines as marked and place the block back in the box with the flaps open and the slit exposed through the open end of the box facing to the side.
Step 3 - Place the box out of direct sun but in natural light. The ideal fruiting temperature for Lion's Mane is 16 - 18°C.
Step 4 - Use the mister provided to maintain a high humidity by misting inside the bag provided & inside the box but not directly onto the growing block. It is best to boil and cool the water first. Remove and replace the bag over the entire kit box, leaving the front exposed. The bag is used to surround the cardboard to help keep it wet. These mushrooms require high humidity and fresh air; mushrooms need to breathe oxygen just like us. Once the fruiting body starts to appear, do not spray directly onto the mushroom as this can introduce bacteria.
(SIDE NOTE)- if the substrate in the kit starts to look white in colour, this is not mould but the mycelium beginning to populate.
Step 5 - Consider putting your grow kit on the end of a shelf as the Lion's Mane will grow out and hang down to fruit (like icicles) as opposed to Oyster Mushrooms which will grow out and up.
Step 6 - Harvest the mushroom ‘fruit’ by gently lifting and working the entire body free of the substrate when its colour goes from a pink tinge to white/ivory. As it gets older the colour will change slightly to yellow/beige on top..
Afterwards You can now soak the growing block in a bucket of cold water overnight, drain well, then set up as before (maintain high humidity) and wait for your next flush. You can do this once or twice; then break up the block and add it to your garden to enrich the soil.
Check out our Dual Extract Tincture of Lion's Mane, a concentrated daily supplement of this amazing fungi, 100% grown and made on site on the Isle of Wight:
|Dimensions||24 × 16 × 16 cm|