Which mushroom types are best for beginners?

Beginner's guides

Mushroom types for beginners for growing in the garden

If you are a beginner we recommend above all the shiitake and oyster mushrooms.

It's true that shiitake needs lot of patience until the first mushrooms appear (12-18 months) but they are so tasty and healthy that you should accept the time it takes mother nature to grow them. After the first harvest, you can reliably expect more mushrooms several times a year for many years from a single log. So it's worth it!

If you are also looking for a fast colleague of shiitake for your garden, then we also recommend the oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus). See photo below:

The oyster mushroom grows rapidly into the log and produces mushrooms regularly from spring to autumn. The log in the photo is poplar. Since poplar is a softwood, the mycelium grows quickly and reliably..