It was rather a ‘WTF?’ moment when I first received this birthday present from my friend Variegated,


thankfully it turned out to be a new type of mushroom growing kit.


Unlike other mushroom kits I’ve had in the past this one actually produces mushrooms!


Slowly at first..


then bigger and bigger.


Harvest size at last. While we were, according to the packet, growing oyster mushrooms, we were happy to have shimeji mushrooms instead!

PS TB tells me that the best crop of mushrooms he ever kept was a kit that lived under his desk in the office – just goes to show how closely working conditions follow that old saying about mushrooms ‘kept in the dark and fed on..’ you know what.

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