Mushroom Log Kit: 3 Reasons to Buy a Sawdust Grow Kit Instead
What’s easier than a mushroom log kit? Our sawdust grow kits are because they utilize a substrate that colonizes quicker and will lead you to a larger yield of delicious gourmet mushrooms
Mushrooms are quickly gaining in popularity as more information has become mainstream about the healthful benefits of mushrooms.
Of course, the fungal kingdom provides many benefits to humankind beyond food, including building materials, clothing materials, medicines, and a natural combatant against environmental pollutants like oil spills.
Due to this newfound fame, mushroom log kits have become popular all across the internet. A mushroom log kit allows you to grow mushrooms at your own home with minimal preparation.
However, based off what we’ve seen on the market, a mushroom log kit is not your best option for growing mushrooms from the comfort of your own home. Instead we recommend that you use a mushroom grow kit that utilizes a sawdust substrate instead of the log as a substrate. We offer this recommendation for a few main reasons which we cite below. Ultimately, if you want to grow your own mushrooms with an easy-to-use kit from the comfort of your own home, then it’s best that you choose the quickest and easiest method for doing so, and that is with a sawdust mushroom grow kit, and not a mushroom log.
3 main reasons to avoid the mushroom log kit and to use a sawdust grow kit from Fungi Ally instead
Reason #1: A mushroom log kit takes a long time. This is the case because they take longer to fruit delicious mushrooms because it takes longer for the mycelium to fully colonize the log, leading to the flush of mushrooms. The sawdust we use in our grow kits have such tiny particles that the inoculant can easily travel through them. This allows for the mycelium to grow quicker and more easily. The quicker the mycelium growth, the quicker your edible mushrooms will be ready to harvest.
Reason #2: A mushroom log kit will dry out if not kept properly. Most kits will be harder to care for because the log needs more maintenance than a bag of sawdust spawn. Once again, due to the size of the substrate it’s easier for the sawdust grow kit to maintain the level of moisture it needs to grow and fruit accordingly.
Reason #3: It’s hard to tell if there is sufficient mycelium in mushroom logs from the start. As a closed container it is hard to see where the mycelium is in a mushroom log kit and how much there is of the mycelium. In a sawdust spawn bag however it is easier to see the colonization of the substrate every step along the process. The proof of significant mycelium mass is present in all of our mushroom grow kits.
If you’d prefer to grow mushrooms at home with a kit and want to do it easily, efficiently, and with the highest possible yield, then order a mushroom grow kit from us today.The strains that we offer in our mushroom grow kits include:
- Blue oyster mushroom
- Chestnut mushroom
- Lion’s mane mushroom
- Pink oyster mushroom
- Shiitake mushroom
- Yellow oyster mushroom
- King oyster mushroom
- Black oyster mushroom