Mushroom Kit Frequently Asked Questions (2024)

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Grew so fast!!

When my little boy said “I want to grow mushrooms mom” I thought “yeah….ok…” But this kit was so easy! And the mushrooms grow so fast I think you can see them growing lol.

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Jessica Turner

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Yummy and so easy

Was so much fun watching the mushrooms grow and even more fun eating them. So happy with this and so easy, the instructions are all laid out right there for you...

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Queen T.

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Great Taste

I absolutely love the taste of the mushrooms, and it was a fun experience for me and my kiddos to watch grow !

Mushroom Kit Frequently Asked Questions (2024)

FAQs

How often should I water my mushroom kit? ›

Humidity is a key factor for successful mushroom growth. Spray the area around your kit with a few pumps of water whenever you have a chance, at least 2-3 times a day.

How do I get the most out of my mushroom grow kit? ›

Give your block some fresh air

Leaving the plastic on your kit helps to keep moisture in, preventing the block from drying out. Feel free to spray it periodically when it's looking parched as you would inside. After a couple of weeks, you should expect mushrooms after heavy rainfall or after a big temperature shift.

Can mushroom kits go bad? ›

Mushroom grow kits can be surprisingly resilient. While we recommend fruiting your grow kit as soon as possible, if you need to, you can store your grow kit in the refrigerator for up to 6 months!

How many times can you reuse a mushroom grow kit? ›

Yes, you can most definitely reuse mushroom grow kits! Mushroom grow kits are generally designed to give you more than one harvest depending on the species of mushroom inside your growing kit. There is enough water nutrition available in the substrate to give you multiple harvests over a period of 2-10 weeks.

Do mushroom grow kits need to be refrigerated? ›

Most mushroom kits will store for 3-6 months in the fridge if necessary. To store your kit, keep it in the fridge. This puts the mycelium into hibernation and will prevent it escaping the box early.

Where is the best place to put a mushroom kit? ›

We recommend placing your grow kit on your kitchen bench, out of direct sunlight. This will allow you to check on them daily and serve as a reminder to spray your grow kit regularly to keep humidity high.

What speeds up mushroom growth? ›

Gypsum is a mineral that helps speed up the mushroom growing process in small amounts.

How many harvests do you get from a mushroom kit? ›

We guarantee you will have 1-2 servings of mushrooms to harvest from your grow kit - if you don't think you're seeing this growth reach out to us with a picture and we'll be happy to help!

Are mushroom grow kits worth it? ›

Should You Try a Kit? If you have any interest in growing mushrooms at all, and you aren't ready to do it from scratch, then most definitely yes- you should try a kit! It will give you an idea of how mushrooms grow, and what requirements they need in order to fruit properly.

Should mushroom kits be kept in dark? ›

Your mushroom kit does not need to be kept in the dark, but under no circ*mstance should you allow direct sun light to shine into your mushroom kit. The sunlight can dry out, overheat, and even kill your kit.

Do mushroom grow kits need light? ›

Mushrooms don't need light to grow, but light affects them, and providing indirect light for your mushrooms will lead to larger yields and well-formed mushrooms.

How often do you spray mycelium? ›

How often do I water my mushrooms? Using a spray bottle of clean tap-water, mist the exposed mycelium from your cut twice each day. Continue this process daily as you see your baby mushrooms begin to grow. Mushrooms like wet conditions, if you are running your AC or things look dry don't be afraid to add more water!

What temperature should a mushroom growing kit be? ›

In order to get the best out of your mushroom kit, you will need to re-create the optimum conditions for mushrooms to grow. Mushrooms thrive at room temperature (10-23°C) with high humidity as well as sufficient light and air flow. Luckily, this is pretty easy to achieve!

How long does it take for a mushroom kit to grow? ›

Generally, it will take about two to three weeks for your mushrooms to grow. This depends on the species: Oyster Varieties – Two weeks to harvest, with subsequent fruitings every two weeks. Lion's Mane – Three weeks to harvest, with subsequent fruitings every three weeks.

How often do you water a mushroom bed? ›

Those logs turned out pretty well considering that this little water doesn't really penetrate into the logs. What you need in the first six months of mycelium growth – what we call “spawn run” – is a weekly or biweekly watering of about an hour of continuous watering.

How do you know if mushroom substrate is too wet? ›

Take some substrate with your hand, squeeze it and observe if any water is released through your fingers while squeezing. There are three different outcomes to this test: Water is running from your hand while squeezing the substrate: This means the substrate is too wet because too much water has been added.

How often should I water mycelium? ›

Using a spray bottle of clean tap-water, mist the exposed mycelium from your cut twice each day. Continue this process daily as you see your baby mushrooms begin to grow.

How often do you water mushroom logs? ›

Step 2, Water: Thoroughly water your log once a week during periods of no rainfall. Continue this routine for 3-4 months, then you may reduce watering to every other week. After 6 months, place your log directly on the ground so that it can wick moisture from the soil.

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