Garden Giant Soil Therapy Composting Mushrooms
Grow King Stropharia Mushrooms in Your Wood Chips!
Garden Giant is a soil-generating workhorse, converting hardwood chips into soil in a matter of just months. The fruitings can range from small to large (some have been grown that reach almost 2 feet in diameter!), depending on the depths of your wood chips. The deeper the chips, the larger the fruit. Typical mulching depths of 4 to 6 inches generally produce mushrooms that mature to about 3-4 inches in diameter, nestled and hiding perfectly in the shade. Expect to find the largest and healthiest mushrooms near the moisture provided to your vegetables, so be sure to hunt them down a few months after planting!
Planting in the spring produces flushes later in the summer and fall, and can continue or naturalize for years by simply adding more chips. Mushrooms are meaty when picked young and taste like asparagus with a naturally, slight red wine flavor. Easy to transplant and naturalize in your garden and landscape. Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity to build and enrich the soil while using your mulch as a growing area for delicious gourmet mushrooms! Hardy across the U.S. -- Zones 3-9. 5 pounds.
Note: If you can't plant your plugs right away, the spawn may be refrigerated for 3 to 6 months, but never frozen. Do not let spawn sit in the sunlight.
|Zone||3 - 9|
|Additional Characteristics||Easy Care Plants, Edible|
|Light Requirements||Part Shade, Shade|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Cuisine, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Alaska|