Ever wondered where the mushrooms on your plate come from? Take control of what you put on your plate by growing your own food. Food does not get any fresher than this!
Now you can grow your very own mushrooms straight out of this box! Make sure the substrate bag turns white before cutting the plastic. Simply add water, 4 times daily to this mushroom growing kit and watch as your mushrooms sprout within 7-12 days.
‘My Mushroom Garden’ grow kit will make an excellent gift and the whole family can join in the fun in growing mushrooms straight from home. Produce does not get any fresher than this!
Step 1: Tear open the window, cut a "X" on the plastic to create an opening on the grow bag.
Step 2: Place the grow kit near the window but away from direct sunlight. Water it with at least 6 pumps, 3-4 times a day.
Step 3: Watch as your mushrooms grow! Enjoy your harvest.
Q. I have been watering the kit for a week, but no mushrooms yet!
A: When a fully incubated kit (fully white in colour) is being watered at the recommended amount of 4 times a day with at least 6 pumps of water from the spray mister bottle, the initial sprouting should take place between 7 to 12 days on average. However, this is also dependent on the weather. More watering sessions will be require if the weather gets too warm. It is also possible for the initial sprouting to happen between 18 to 21 days, depending on the growing condition (temperature and humidity) and amount of water being provided for it.
Q. When is the right time to harvest?
A: Unfortunately, not all mushrooms get to grow to it’s optimum size before they start to shrivel and dry up. So one reliable way to tell if your mushrooms are ripe for harvesting is to look at your mushroom caps. When your mushroom caps are flat, it is the best time to harvest them. If you notice the caps are starting to curl upwards, do not wait any longer! Harvest them now!
Q. How do I harvest my mushrooms?
A: The simplest way is to use your hands! Grab the mushrooms by the end of the stem, twist and pull to pluck the mushrooms off. Do not leave any stem remains behind.
Q. Why is there ‘mist’ coming out from my mushrooms?
A: The ‘mist’ you see coming out of your mushrooms are actually spores. Instead of seeds, they have spores that are attached in the gills of the mushrooms and are released when they reach maturity. So do not be alarmed! It is all part of the natural process.
Q. What do I do after my grow kit is not growing anymore mushrooms?
A: Been harvesting a few cycles of mushrooms from the Grow Kit? Does it seem like no more mushrooms are sprouting? It would appear that you have exhausted your Grow Kit. But did you know that you can use the leftover nutrients from the grow bag within as fertilizers for other plants? Simply break the bag and mix the compost with the soil!