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Sawdust Spawn - Shaggy Mane (~1.5kg) - Plastic Bag

Sawdust Spawn - Shaggy Mane (~1.5kg) - Plastic Bag

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Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus), also commonly referred to as ‘ink cap’, is an easy species to identify and grow in your back yard. Producing clusters of white cone shaped mushrooms with shaggy caps, these mushrooms should be harvested in the morning and eaten the same day as they quickly ‘melt’ into a black ink as they mature.  

This species will grow in part-shade to full sun and will fruit in cooler temperatures particularly following long warm periods (often in late summer/early fall).  

Shaggy Mane sawdust spawn can be used to inoculate beds of composted manure, straw or even with hardwood chips covering a good layer of rich soil.  

Caution: Before you eat your harvested mushrooms, be sure to positively identify them as Shaggy Manes (Shaggy Mane ID guide).

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Description

All our sawdust spawn is handmade in our lab using our own grain spawn and a blend of Canadian sourced hardwood pellets, locally sourced hardwood sawdust, bran, and gypsum.

We make sawdust spawn to order on a seasonal basis to align with the Canadian outdoor growing season. You can pre-order your spawn by selecting which month (March, April, May, June) you would like it shipped via Canada Post or ready for pickup at the farm or in Calgary.

Use

We recommend using sawdust spawn to inoculate:

Mushroom Beds using straw and/or hardwood chips as substrate and the ‘lasagna bed’ layering technique. A 1.5kg bag of sawdust spawn will inoculate an approximately one meter square bed. Click here to learn how to make a mushroom bed.

Education

If you are new to growing, we highly recommend you take a workshop or buy a book on mushroom cultivation.

Care information

If you do not plan to use your spawn immediately, store it in a clean, undisturbed corner of your fridge for up to 8 weeks.

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