Outdoor Growing

Fungi Perfecti offers a number of gourmet mushroom species for outdoor cultivation. Outdoor growing takes longer than most indoor projects, which are designed for fast growing with an accelerated life cycle.
Fungi Perfecti offers a number of gourmet mushroom species for outdoor cultivation. Outdoor growing takes longer than most indoor projects, which are designed for fast growing with an accelerated life cycle.

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Fungi Perfecti offers a number of gourmet mushroom species for outdoor cultivation. Outdoor growing takes longer than most indoor projects, which are designed for fast growing with an accelerated life cycle. The media used for outdoor growing depends upon the mushroom being cultivated; outdoor projects are generally either grown in logs or stumps, or else in beds of materials such as hardwood chips. Mushroom mycelium is introduced to the medium in various forms, such as sawdust spawn (for beds) or plug spawn (for logs and stumps). After the medium is fully colonized with mushroom mycelium (typically 9–12 months), with appropriate care, mushrooms will begin to form and should continue to appear for several years thereafter.

Some species take longer or require more attention in order to produce than others. To help you choose, we have included a simple rating key with each Patch shown below:

From easiest to most complex

Mushroom Inoculation Calendar for the Continental U.S.
Pacific Northwest Range
Spring (end of hard freeze–late June)
Shiitake, Oysters, Maitake, Lion's Mane and Reishi on logs
Garden Giant™ on straw or wood chips
Indoor/Outdoor Mycelium Running Oyster Patch™ projects

Summer (July–late August)
Oysters, Maitake and Reishi on logs.
Garden Giant™on straw or wood chips
Indoor/Outdoor Mycelium Running Oyster Patch™ projects

Fall (September–late October)
Shiitake, Oysters, Maitake and Lion's Mane on logs
Garden Giant™ on straw or wood chips
Indoor/Outdoor Mycelium Running Oyster Patch™ projects

Winter 
Shiitake and Oysters on logs
Garden Giant™ on straw or wood chips.
Indoor/Outdoor Mycelium Running Oyster Patch™ projects
Southern Range
Spring (end of hard freeze–late June)
Shiitake, Oysters, Maitake, Lion's Mane and Reishi on logs
Garden Giant™ on straw or wood chips
Indoor/Outdoor Mycelium Running Oyster Patch™ projects

Summer (July–late August)
Oysters and Reishi on logs
Garden Giant™ on straw or wood chips
Indoor/Outdoor Mycelium Running Oyster Patch™ projects

Fall (September–late October)
Shiitake, Oysters, Maitake and Lion's Mane on logs
Garden Giant™ on straw or wood chips
Indoor/Outdoor Mycelium Running Oyster Patch™ projects

Winter
Shiitake and Oysters on logs
Garden Giant™ on straw or wood chips
Indoor/Outdoor Mycelium Running Oyster Patch™ projects

Northern Range
Spring (end of hard freeze–late June)
Shiitake, Oysters, Maitake, Lion's Mane and Reishi on logs
Garden Giant™ on straw or wood chips
Indoor/Outdoor Mycelium Running Oyster Patch™ projects

Summer (July–late August)
Oysters, Reishi, and Maitake on logs
Garden Giant™ on straw or wood chips
Indoor/Outdoor Mycelium Running Oyster Patch™ projects

Fall (September–late October)
Shiitake, Oysters, Maitake and Lion's Mane on logs
Garden Giant™ on straw or wood chips
Indoor/Outdoor Mycelium Running Oyster Patch™ projects

Winter
Shiitake and Oysters on logs indoors
Indoor Mycelium Running Oyster Patch™ projects
Shiitake Plug Spawn - Approximately 100 Plugs

Shiitake Plug Spawn - Approximately 100 Plugs

$14.95

Description Skill Level: 1/5Favored wood: Shiitake will fruit on a wide variety of deciduous wood so it's a great mushroom for first-time cultivato...

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$14.95
Lion's Mane Plug Spawn - 100 Plugs

Lion's Mane Plug Spawn - Approximately 100 Plugs

$14.95

Description Skill Level: 3/5Favored wood: oak, beech, maple, elm and chestnutPreferred orientation: Vertical, partially buried after incubationPref...

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$14.95
Sealing Wax for Plug Spawn

Sealing Wax for Plug Spawn

from $5.95

High quality, food-grade wax for the sealing of Plug Spawn inoculation sites. Can be applied with a brush or turkey baster. Melting temperature of ...

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Pearl Oyster Plug Spawn - Approximately 100 Plugs
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Pearl Oyster Plug Spawn - Approximately 100 Plugs

$14.95

Description Skill Level: 1/5Favored wood: alder, maple, elm, oak, birch, beech, ash, mulberry, sweetgum. Cottonwood, poplar, willow, basswood (lind...

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$14.95
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Blue Oyster Plug Spawn - 100 Plugs
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Blue Oyster Plug Spawn - Approximately 100 Plugs

$14.95

Description Skill Level: 1/5Favored wood: alder, maple, elm, oak, birch, beech, ash, mulberry, sweetgum. cottonwood, poplar, willow, basswood (lind...

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$14.95
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Reishi Plug Spawn - Approximately 100 Plugs

Reishi Plug Spawn - Approximately 100 Plugs

$14.95

Description Skill Level: 4/5Favored wood: oak, maple, alder, elm, sweetgum, magnolia, locust, mulberry and—in Asia—plumPreferred orientation: Horiz...

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$14.95
Shiitake Plug Spawn - Approximately 1000 Plugs

Shiitake Plug Spawn - Approximately 1000 Plugs

$44.95

Description Skill Level: 1/5Favored wood: Shiitake will fruit on a wide variety of deciduous wood so it's a great mushroom for first-time cultivato...

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$44.95
Turkey Tail Plug Spawn - Approximately 100 Plugs
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Turkey Tail Plug Spawn - Approximately 100 Plugs

$14.95

Description Skill Level: 1/5Favored wood: oak, alder, poplar, aspen, elm, ironwood, and eucalyptus. This mushroom species will also grow on many ty...

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$14.95
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Maitake Plug Spawn - Approximately 100 Plugs
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Maitake Plug Spawn - Approximately 100 Plugs

$14.95

Description Skill Level: 4/5Favored wood: oak, elm, or honey LocustPreferred orientation: If using logs, orient horizontally and partially bury aft...

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$14.95
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Phoenix Oyster Plug Spawn - Approximately 100 Plugs

Phoenix Oyster Plug Spawn - Approximately 100 Plugs

$14.95

Description Skill Level: 1/5Favored wood: spruce, hemlock, Douglas fir, pinyon pine and Ponderosa pinePreferred orientation: VerticalPreferred frui...

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$14.95
Lion's Mane Plug Spawn - Approximately 1000 Plugs
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Lion's Mane Plug Spawn - Approximately 1000 Plugs

$44.95

Description Skill Level: 3/5Favored wood: oak, beech, maple, elm and chestnutPreferred orientation: Vertical, partially buried after incubationPref...

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$44.95
Out of Stock
Pearl Oyster Plug Spawn - Approximately 1000 Plugs
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Pearl Oyster Plug Spawn - Approximately 1000 Plugs

$44.95

Description Skill Level: 1/5Favored wood: alder, maple, elm, oak, birch, beech, ash, mulberry, sweetgum. Cottonwood, poplar, willow, basswood (lind...

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$44.95
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Sawdust Palm Inoculator

Sawdust Palm Inoculator

$34.95

This palm thrust inoculator facilitates the rapid inoculation of logs using sawdust spawn (Note: this device is not used with plug spawn). With eac...

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$34.95
Blue Oyster Plug Spawn - Approximately 1000 Plugs
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Blue Oyster Plug Spawn - Approximately 1000 Plugs

$44.95

Description Skill Level: 1/5Favored wood: alder, maple, elm, oak, birch, beech, ash, mulberry, sweetgum. cottonwood, poplar, willow, basswood (lind...

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$44.95
Out of Stock
Turkey Tail Plug Spawn - 1000 Plugs
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Turkey Tail Plug Spawn - Approximately 1000 Plugs

$44.95

Description Skill Level: 1/5Favored wood: oak, alder, poplar, aspen, elm, ironwood, and eucalyptus. This mushroom species will also grow on many ty...

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$44.95
Out of Stock
Reishi Plug Spawn - Approximately 1000 Plugs

Reishi Plug Spawn - Approximately 1000 Plugs

$44.95

Description Skill Level: 4/5Favored wood: oak, maple, alder, elm, sweetgum, magnolia, locust, mulberry and—in Asia—plumPreferred orientation: Horiz...

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$44.95
Phoenix Oyster Plug Spawn - Approximately 1000 Plugs
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Phoenix Oyster Plug Spawn - Approximately 1000 Plugs

$44.95

Description Skill Level: 1/5Favored wood: spruce, hemlock, Douglas fir, pinyon pine and Ponderosa pinePreferred orientation: VerticalPreferred frui...

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$44.95
Out of Stock
Maitake Plug Spawn - Approximately 1000 Plugs
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Maitake Plug Spawn - Approximately 1000 Plugs

$44.95

Description Skill Level: 4/5Favored wood: oak, elm, or honey LocustPreferred orientation: If using logs, orient horizontally and partially bury aft...

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$44.95
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