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Mushroom Growing Kits

With our kits, you’ll have an abundance of truly fresh mushrooms at your fingertips. Simply keep them indoors, away from direct sunlight, and watch them thrive. From savory Shiitake to delicate Blue Grey Oyster and immune-boosting Turkey Tail, your homegrown harvest awaits.
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Why Grow Your Own Mushrooms?

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Growing Your Own Mushrooms at Home

Growing your own mushrooms at home using a kit can be a rewarding and healthful hobby. You can read our blog if you want to learn how to grow mushrooms at home. Mushroom kits are easy to use and require minimal setup, making them perfect for beginners. They come with everything you need, including the mycelium (the root structure of the mushroom), and are available for a variety of mushroom types, such as shiitake, which is known for its health benefits.

Health Benefits of Home-Grown Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a great source of nutrients like protein, fibre, vitamins B and C, calcium, and other minerals. They also contain antioxidants, which can help protect the body against damage from free radicals. Shiitake mushrooms, in particular, have been studied for their immune-boosting properties.

Tips for Starting to Grow Your Own Mushrooms

Growing your own mushrooms at home using a kit is a rewarding and healthful hobby. Choose a kit that suits your taste and the conditions in your home, such as shiitake, oyster, or turky tail mushrooms. Find a cool, dark, and humid location for your kit, like a basement or a cupboard, and follow the instructions closely. Be patient as mushrooms take time to grow, and harvest them when the caps have fully opened but before the spores have released. Once harvested, mushrooms can be used in a variety of dishes and stored in a paper bag in the fridge to keep them fresh. This hobby not only provides you with fresh produce but also contributes to a healthy ecosystem in your kitchen garden.

FAQs

Can I grow mushrooms indoors?
Yes, you can grow mushrooms indoors as long as you provide them with the right growing environment.
Do I need special equipment?
You can start with a mushroom growing kit that usually includes the spawn and growing media. A sharp harvesting and foraging knife is also useful for harvesting your mushrooms.
How long does it take?
The growth time can vary depending on the type of mushroom and the conditions, but it can take a few weeks to see the first signs of growth.
Can I reuse the substrate?
Some substrates may be reusable, but this can depend on the type of mushroom and the condition of the substrate.
How many mushrooms can I expect to harvest?
The number of mushrooms you can harvest can vary greatly depending on the type of mushroom, the size of your kit, and the growing conditions.
What is the optimum growing temperature for mushrooms?
The optimum growing temperature for most mushrooms is around 15°C. The temperature shouldn’t go below 10°C or above 20°C.
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