With some trepidation the Mushroom Kit is cracked open to reveal what, we are assured on the side of the box, is a specially prepared artificial 'log' made from wood shavings but resembles a Tree Ent with Bubonic plague. Ugly!
The 'log' is lovingly placed in a specialized 90% humidity chamber (a.k.a. a water filled tray in a clingfilm covered cardboard box) and left for 5 days for it's first 'flush'.
So we waited and waited. And then as if by magic...
Our ugly log had finally transformed into a beautiful erm.... Yummy Mushroom Bonanza!