About us

We have been selling mushroom spawn and unusual garden accessories for nearly 20 years Our mushroom spawn products and substrate kits  are well proven and we have tested all of them in numerous trials. In fact, we have developed many of our spawn and substrate kits ourselves as a practical and reliable alternative to other growing methods.
As an example of a "traditional" growing method, have you ever tried to soak a bale of straw in your bath tub and then tried to carry it afterwards into the garden? We haven't either ... This led Nicola Krämer to develop the handy sized substrate kits with oyster mushroom spawn and straw pellets. You can grow mushrooms at any time of the year and it's now one of our "classic" products which we like to recommend to newcomers to mushroom cultivation.
IMG_6051_ausschnitt_skal.jpgMany of our customers praise the excellent advice and growing tips  they get from Nicola Krämer. If our phone is engaged for too long then that's surely the reason...
We don't only offer advice to those who are just starting to discover the fascinating world of mushroom growing.  We can also help with commercial projects for mushroom farms. You can also submit your questions by email to info@shii-take.de. We try to answer your questions as soon as possible.

After more than 10 years, we still get a lot of pleasure from growing our own edible mushrooms at home. It's a fascinating hobby and we are not always looking for maximum yields, and sometimes the shiitake logs end up getting used for something else. In the photo below, a thrush has chosen to build a nest on top of the mushroom log:

We get regular mushroom harvests from our garden more or less throughout the year except for the coldest winter months. So we can also give you some good tips about cooking with mushrooms. Nicola Krämer and Jutta Grimm have written a vegetarian cookbook with many recipes: Buch-NK-n.jpg
"Shiitake und Austernpilze - Anbau im eigenen Garten, vegetarische Rezepte" from Nicola Krämer & Jutta Grimm, pala-Verlag, 139 pages. Unfortunately for English readers it's only in German, but it is sold out anyway.

We want to wish you lots of fun growing mushrooms indoors and in the garden and are happy to answer any of your questions.
Nicola Krämer und Team
Mushroom spawn and growing advice
since 1999

P. S : We participate in the DHL GoGreen program for Germany. This means that the parcels are sent to you carbon neutral and thus environmentally friendly. DHL calculates the CO2 emissions resulting from the shipment of our parcels and compensates this with environmental projects which save the same amount of CO2. With the GoGreen program, we have chosen to pay slightly higher shipping costs as our contribution to protecting the environment.

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