I found these at Home Depot. These are from “Back to the Roots” and they have other cute, organic things to grow. I though these would make nice gifts for some of my business connections.
The regular farm costs $20. The mini mushroom farm is $10. These kits grow pearl oyster mushrooms in the Pleurotus family.
It was pretty easy to get it going. Cut a cross in the plastic, scratch the white mycelium and soak the bag, upside-down in a bowl of water for 8 hours. After the 8 hours, put it back into the box and prop-it-up. It can be laid down also. Find a great well lit, but not full sun, place to place the box. Be aware not to put it in a location that gets a cold draft or from the heat vent. Like Goldilocks, not too hot and not too cold! The box needs to be watered daily for the 10 days it needs to grow. I left this near my kitchen sink to remind me to water it.
These do need a full 1o days to grow. However, be sure to harvest these right after the 10 days, as my first batch dried up into petrified ‘shrooms. So sad!
After 4 days, I started seeing little ‘shrooms! They were so cute. After 10 days, I did indeed have mushrooms.
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