Just before Christmas I was given a set of four windowsill mushroom kits by Gardening Express. They languished in the hall until 29th December, at which point I set them all up and put them on the living room windowsill.

At that point, they looked like this:
Oyster
Shiitake

That’s the oyster mushroom kit at the top, shiitake underneath. By 7th January we had babies, and they were very cute:

Oyster babies
Baby shiitake

And today we have some rather impressive specimens. The oyster mushrooms are particularly beautiful (and now getting on for 6 inches tall):

Oyster 1
Shiitake

Guess it’s mushrooms for dinner tonight 🙂


(The other two mushroom kits are for button mushrooms – white and brown – and are slower to get started.)