DIY Mushrooms on a Plate
Oyster mushrooms growing on straw and cotton using DIY Mushrooms stepsKit includes 1 bag of Pearl Oyster spawn ready to useTwo large growbag tubes of straw after inoculation. All necessary materials included in kitDIY Mushrooms on a plate: inoculated straw growbag after 3 daysDIY Mushrooms on a plate: inoculated straw growbag after 7 daysDIY Mushrooms on a plate: inoculated straw growbag after 10 daysthe kit includes a thermometer

DIY Mushrooms on a plate

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1 DIY Mushroom Kit

Contains everything you need to cultivate kilos of oyster mushrooms at home. Fantastic fun and educational, but more ‘hands-on’.

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Product Description

About the kit: We pride ourselves for making our Kitchen Garden mushroom kits super simple and ultra-reliable to grow – and for thousands of people they have hit the spot!

We’re also aware of a ‘growing’ bunch of mushroom lovers and horticultural enthusiasts who want to try something more hands-on and get adventurous with their mushroom cultivation.

After spending some time with Raymond Blanc and Kate Humble at Kew Gardens last year, we’ve decided to create our DIY Mushrooms on a Plate Kit – to provide you with everything you need to inoculate two large mushroom growing bags approx dimensions 70cm long, diameter 20cm.

The kit contains:

  • 1 full set of easy to follow printed instructions
  • 1.25 L of Pearl Oyster Spawn: plenty of spawn to inoculate two x 70cm mushroom growbags with circumference of 60cm.
  • Straw ready to prepare for inoculation
  • 2 purpose designed large mushroom growbags
  • Gypsum powder
  • Thermometer
  • Metal Gauze
  • Cable ties to hang the growbags
  • 1 spray pump to help with humidity during fruiting

Before you buy: our DIY Oyster Mushrooms on a Plate are relatively straight forward – but definitely messier and more work than growing our Kitchen Garden kits, so make sure you have the time and space to put your kit to good use before completing your order.

Timings: Once receiving this kit you will need to refrigerate the spawn and start within 2-3 weeks. You can select a delivery date on the checkout of our website, so please use this if you plan to start in several weeks time.

You will need to spend up to 2 hours to setting up your kit, and from start to ‘first harvest’ will take around 3-4 weeks.


  • Our instructions include recommendation to pasteurise the straw in a bath tub. If you do not have access to a bath tub or equivalent, you may struggle to make best use of this kit.
  • To fruit the kits you’ll need a space that gets the light – it could be a conservatory, garden shed (with windows) or even an indoor room where there is some light (either natural or from lighting).

Four stages to mushroom cultivation:

  1. Pasteurisation: where you prepare the growing substrate to ensure minimum contamination (our instructions recommend using your bath tub!).
  2. Inoculation: mixing the spawn with the pasteurised substrate.
  3. Incubation: the inoculated mushroom logs are left in the dark for a couple of weeks while the mushroom ‘takes root’.
  4. Fruiting: when you grow the mushrooms!
    This should take place in a space that gets the light – it could be a conservatory, garden shed (with windows) or even an indoor room where there is some light (either natural or from lighting).

Additional Information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 60 x 30 x 30 cm
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