- Outdoor Log Kits
- Organic Lion's Mane Mushroom Outdoor Log Growing Kit
Organic Lion's Mane Mushroom Outdoor Log Growing Kit
|Spawn shelf life||6 months (refrigerated)|
Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) is a nutritious medicinal mushroom that produces plump white clusters with icicle-like teeth. When cooked, it has a consistency and flavor similar to crab meat. Though slightly harder to get flushes than oysters or shiitake, they are still a great outdoor mushroom for intermediate growers. They colonize slowly but are relatively reliable producers.
Aside from being kiln dried, our wooden dowels are not treated in any other way.
"5 of the Best Lion's Mane Mushroom Recipes"
Each outdoor kit contains:
- A drill bit
- Log sealing wax
- A wax applicator
- 100ct plug spawn or voucher
- Instruction guide
That's not mold, it's mycelium!
Your kit includes plug spawn colonized with mushroom mycelium. It may appear covered with a soft, white, mold-like substance - that's the mushroom mycelium! It is completely normal. The mycelium of some species is more prominent than others.
Ordering a log kit with a voucher allows you to redeem your plug spawn at a later date. Vouchers make a great gift and are good for projects beyond a 3 month start date.
Ordering a kit with live spawn is best for projects that will be done within 3 months of ordering.
Plug spawn is living and perishable. It can live unrefrigerated for up to three months, or refrigerated for up to 6 months.
Lion’s mane prefers the Totem Method, though it can work with Log or Stump methods. (Yields tend to be smaller with log or stump methods). Colonization is 12-24 months and fruits in the fall. Lion’s mane prefers maple but can grow on many hardwood species and on logs with large or small diameters.
For our complete plug spawn pamphlet, click here.
If you don't plan to use immediately, you can refrigerate your spawn for up to 6 months.
"5 of the Best Ways to Cook Lion's Mane Mushrooms"
Its unique flavor and consistency make it ideal as a seafood substitute in recipes. We like to slice it into rounds and pan-fry it in olive oil or butter. We also recommend ripping it up and making vegan or vegetarian crab cakes with it. You can find some amazing recipes online!
If you’re going to consume home-grown mushrooms, make sure to cook your fresh mushrooms thoroughly with heat. If it is your first time eating this species, it is best to start with a small amount to check for allergies, even if cooked.
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Hard to tell
I guess the plugs were easy to use, but nothing has grown, yet. So, it’s hard to tell how good it us…
Easy and Fun
My 2 children helped drill the holes, place the plugs, and seal with wax. They really enjoyed it. We are looking forward to doing a taste test of how this compares to actual lobster/crab.
Love the product
It was entertaining how my lion mane grew in the video I made. Speeding up the video and watching the mushroom sprout was like magic
Great customer service – great products.
I tested the ***** Mane indoor kits against other companies and this was by far the best quality and customer service. Am in the process now with the log kit...