Grow Kits

Welcome to the wonderful world of growing your own mushrooms. Below you will find instructions to get your block started and keep scrolling for a video on how to set it up. Happy growing!


Oyster Mushroom Kit

Instructions: Your kit contains everything you need to produce a flush of mushrooms: an inoculated block and mister.

  • Your block is ready to fruit when you get it
  • Remove or fold back the the cardboard flap to expose the front of the block.
  • Use a clean knife/blade to cut a 4-6inch slit into your bag (it’s okay if you cut the block in the process)
  • Fill up your mister and mist the area you cut open at least twice a day. More if your home is dry. You are trying to create humidity in your bag so don’t worry about drenching the block just a light spritz in the area where you cut the slit.
  • Position your grow kit on one of its sides, never on the the back of the box. This helps keep water from pooling in the bag.
  • Place your grow kit in a spot with indirect sunlight and humidity. Near the kitchen sink, above your stove or in the bathroom are all good spots.
  • Keep misting and looking for pins (baby mushrooms) you should start seeing them in about 7-14 days depending on the variety.
  • Once you see pins you are in business. Keep misting! Your mushrooms will begin to almost double in size everyday and are generally ready within 2-5 days. Harvest when caps are 1″-2″ and before the caps flatten out.
  • To harvest just grab the cluster where it meets the block and pull gently. Cut off any attached substate. Cook & Enjoy!
  • For continuous flushes, clean off any leftover mushroom debris from your previous flush. Remove the bag from the box and soak for 30 minutes in water, drain and return to the box.  Repeat steps 3-7. Oyster mushrooms will give you several flushes, diminishing in size each time.

Lions Mane Mushroom Kit

Instructions: Your kit contains everything you need to produce a flush of mushrooms: an inoculated block and mister.

  • Your block is ready to fruit when you get it
  • Remove or fold back the the cardboard flap to expose the front of the block.
  • Use a clean knife/blade to cut a 4 inch slit into your bag (it’s okay if you cut the block in the process)
  • Fill up your mister and mist the area you cut open at least twice a day. More if your home is dry. You are trying to create humidity in your bag so don’t worry about drenching the block just a light spritz in the area where you cut the slit.
  • Position your grow kit on one of its sides, never on the the back of the box. This helps keep water from pooling in the bag.
  • Place your grow kit in a spot with indirect sunlight and humidity. Near the kitchen sink, above your stove or in the bathroom are all good spots.
  • Keep misting and looking for pins (baby mushrooms) you should start seeing them in about 7-14 days depending on the variety.
  • Once you see pins you are in business! Continue to mist but try to avoid misting the pins directly, this can cause discoloration. Try taking a step back and misting the general area.
  • Mushrooms should be ready about 1 week after pin formation, once they begin to form teeth/shaggy hair.  To harvest just grab the cluster where it meets the block and pull gently. Just cut off any attached substrate, cook & enjoy!
  •  For continuous flushes, clean off any leftover mushroom debris from your previous flush. Remove the bag from the box and soak for 30 minutes in water, drain and return to the box. 
  • Repeat steps 3-7. Lions Mane mushrooms will give you several flushes, diminishing in size each time. 

FAQS

  • Once your block is done producing you can take it out of its plastic bag and place it outside in a garden bed/mulched area where you might get additional surprise fruiting. Eventually it will break down and add mycelium/organic matter to your soil.
  • Mold- Is that mold? Mycelium (the vegetative part of a fungus) can often resemble mold, it will be white often fuzzy and soft. That’s the good stuff we want in our blocks. If at any point you see a small blue or black spot growing in the opened area simply try scraping/digging that spot out. 
  • Mushrooms pinning and stop growing- This usually means the environment is inhospitable for mushrooms. Most likely it needs more humidity. Simply remove the bagged block from the box and soak it in water for 30 minutes. Place back into the box and begin your misting regiment. It may also help to create a makeshift humidity tent. To do so simply poke holes (lots of them, we need air exchange) in a large plastic bag and cover your box with it. Continue to mist and remove the bag once pins appear.
  • Do I open the bag or take the bag out of the box? The block should stay in the bag inside the box while they grow. Enough oxygen gets to the block through this cut and it directs the mushrooms to form there.
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