When you decide to buy mushrooms to grow at home with our Fungi Ally mushroom grow kits, you’ll never be the same
Something changes when you get your first mushroom grow kit, and I’m sure my fungi-loving friends know exactly what I’m talking about.
Did you know you could be growing your own shiitake mushrooms at home, in less than two weeks of starting the process? It’s true! Our mushroom growing kits are designed specifically for your growing convenience and pleasure.
If you’re familiar with growing your own food, then you probably know that going from substrate to finished, edible product in about 10 days is pretty amazing. That’s one of the reasons to love growing mushrooms at home — they are quick growing and delicious.
How to grow your own mushrooms with our kits
Trying to decide if a mushroom grow kit is right for you? Check out the simple, step-by-step process below so you can decide for yourself.
Step 1: Starting your mushroom grow kit
Once you’ve purchased and received your mushroom grow kit, take it out of the box and submerge it in water for five hours. Make sure the shiitake sawdust block stays completely under water — you may need to hold it down with another heavy object to do so. After the five hours is up, take the sawdust block out and place it on a baking sheet to hold excess water.
Step 2: Set & spray your substrate
Step 3: Watch your mushrooms grow!
Baby mushrooms, called “pins”, will start to grow after about four days. Continue misting your mushrooms once or twice daily as the mushrooms continue growing.
Step 4: Harvest your mushroom flush!
Once the mushrooms start growing, they will mature within about five days. You will know they have matured once you see the gills of the shiitake mushrooms. Pick the mushrooms, and store them in the refrigerator.
Step 5: Allow your mushroom grow kit to rest
Place the sawdust block in dark, cool place and stop misting it for two to three weeks.
Step 6: Submerge the block for 24 hours
Place your soaked sawdust block in a well-lit space and starting misting it twice daily. Continue for about 10 days, when the next flush of mushrooms will start appearing.
You can repeat this process over and over, until your grow kit starts to fall apart.
Once it begins falling apart, you can place it in your compost or garden. It may still bear fruited bodies of mushrooms, or it will compost into rich soil.
We currently have two different mushroom grow kits available: lion’s mane and shiitake
Each grow kit produces two pounds of fresh mushrooms — Buy yours today and start growing your own shiitake or lion’s mane mushrooms within two business days of purchase.