High-quality spawn is a necessary component to the best mushroom growing kit for beginners because there is a significantly greater chance at having big yields
The mushroom growing kit you receive from us is comprised of pure high-quality, contaminant-free mushroom spawn. The spawn is made fresh regularly and it is second generation spawn. This means that the spawn could be grown out for a third generation without losing potency.
As far as we are concerned, the best mushroom growing kit for beginners is easy to use and comes equipped with the type of spawn we provide in our kits. The grow kits we sell are the same ones we have used in our own commercial mushroom farm where we produced thousands of pounds of fresh mushrooms each month. Ultimately, our kits are commercial grade and you can bring that same level of quality to your own home, business, or mushroom farm. Take a look at all of our mushroom growing kit options now. These kits make great gifts for anyone interested in mushrooms or growing their own food. Also, if you have your own commercial mushroom farm or are in the process of starting one, then you can use these kits to produce your own fresh mushrooms for sale.
Understanding spawn to realize the value in the best mushroom growing kit for beginners
Spawn production is the most specialized and finicky aspect of specialty mushroom production. Spawn is produced on high-nutrient materials like agar and grain. Spawn is mycelium that is used to inoculate a new substrate. It can come in many different forms: agar, grain, sawdust or plug. It is very important when growing mushrooms that spawn does not contain other microorganisms. If the spawn has trace amount of mold or bacteria, those contaminants will expand exponentially into the bulk substrate. If a 10 pound bag of spawn that is contaminated is used, then there will be 300 pounds of contaminated substrate! Not only are all of those materials and time wasted (especially if you don’t learn from the mistake), but all the material needs to be thrown out in the compost.
This problem can be avoided by using contaminant-free spawn that was produced under a flow hood. The continuously-flowing air keeps spores or other bacteria from getting on the spawn. The materials used in spawn production can easily be infected by microorganisms that are all around us like molds, yeasts, and bacteria. Because of this, very particular infrastructure and methods are needed in spawn production. It is an advanced part of mushroom production and needs constant focus and attention.
For small-scale and beginning growers, it can make more sense to purchase spawn from another company. This frees up time for other aspects of cultivation or to do something other than farm! If you really love to fruit, harvest, and sell fresh mushrooms, then maybe you would prefer to focus on that while avoiding the process of spawn production. If this is the case, you can order ready-to-fruit mushroom blocks from us. It will put the power of high-quality, contaminant-free spawn in your hands and let you focus on what you really love about mushroom farming.
Why it’s important to use high-quality spawn
As mentioned above, contamination can be a serious issue for mushroom farmers. Not only can it lead to the loss of a mushroom harvest, but it can also make a large amount of substrate unusable for future growing. Overall, it is nearly impossible to fight off contamination once it hits a mushroom grow, so it is smart to safeguard yourself from the start.
If you want to grow fresh mushrooms commercially or recreationally and you do not plan on making your own spawn, then it is important to know where your spawn is coming from. Some mushroom farmers develop relationships with local lab that produces spawn. However, even though mushroom farming is growing in popularity, there still is not a readily-available supply of ready-to-fruit kits, blocks, or bags in every town.
Furthermore, high-quality spawn will yield high-quality mushrooms. Not only will the mushrooms be delicious, they will also have a better chance at a bigger yield.
The types of mushroom growing kits we have available to you
Our mushroom growing kits are the same as our ready-to-fruit blocks. We also refer to them as “mushroom bags” from time to time, particularly because we have heard this language used by our audience members. We find it important to understand and share the terminology used within our niche to connect with our community members easier.
So if you fall into the category of beginner growing, from either a commercial or recreational standpoint, or you are an experienced mushroom grower who is looking for a reliable company to source high-quality ready-to-fruit mushroom blocks/kits, we can help.
Here is a brief list of the strains we currently have available from our online store. We can ship to you, wherever that may be.
- Shiitake mushroom
- Lion’s mane mushroom
- Chestnut mushroom
- Blue oyster mushroom
- Pink oyster mushroom
- Yellow oyster mushroom
Each kit will produce around two pounds of fresh mushrooms through multiple flushes. Once the kit begins to crumble apart, it can be added to an existing garden or compost area where it will continue to fruit more mushrooms.