These kits will grow 2-4 pounds of mushrooms and can be grown just about anywhere (no direct sun light). After the bags have been fully colonized (white mycelium covering the straw) they will be ready to pin. Keep the bags out of direct sun (inside or in a "grow container" is best) and mist around the openings of the bag daily once the pins form. The mushroom pins will push the tape up and you can help by fully removing the micro pore tape. The pins will grow (tiny mushrooms) and become fruit bodies. Continue to mist (multiple times a day is great) but be sure not to allow droplets to form on the mushrooms. You want a gentle glistening off the surface of the mushrooms.
Once you are ready to harvest your mushrooms pull the entire mushroom cluster off the bag. Try not to leave any fruit body as it will create a kind of scab and make it difficult for the mushrooms to grow out of the same hole. Once removed, you should see straw in the site where the mushrooms were removed. Your mushroom kit will fruit multiple times from the same site. It is recommended to place micro pore tape back over the holes to keep insects (gnats and fruit flies) from getting into your kit. If the fruit flies do get in, there’s no harm to your kit or mushrooms but it can get a little annoying. You can get up to five flushes (number of times mushrooms will grow from the bag). Once the bag has been spent, you can remove the myceliated straw from the bag, break it up, and compost it (worms love it) or put it into a planter and cross your fingers as mushrooms have been known to grow out once there!
The kits typically take about 2 weeks to fully colonize. From there you will have mushrooms in another 2 weeks. This is all dependent on the environment, but in about a month from your "born date" you will be enjoying your mushrooms.
If you are interested in purchasing either one of these kits they are available for local pickup. All you need to do is email us and let us know how many and which kits you are interested in!
The following kits are available now:
King Stropharia (excellent for outdoor bed cultivation)
I will be holding another class in the middle of June 2022. Send me an email if you are interested and I will give you the details once I figure it out!
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