Congratulations on your new mushroom grow kit!
The basic fundamentals to growing any of our mushroom grow kits is to provide it with humidity and fresh air. Most varieties grow best between 60-75 degrees F, with certain varieties being able to grow at slightly lower or higher temperatures which we’ll talk about more below.
All of the mushroom grow kits are bags of living mushroom mycelium (mushroom roots) that are ready to start growing immediately. If you are not ready to start the kit upon receiving or perhaps you are giving it as a five, you can postpone fruiting/growing by storing it in the refrigerator or garage/breezeway, in cooler temperatures, for 7-10 days.
1. Place the kit into your humidity chamber, we recommend using a large plastic storage tote with the lid slightly askew (to allow for evaporation) or creating some sort of plastic tenting around the kit with a large garbage bag and wooden dowels/skewers.
OystersOnce the cap/outer edge of the mushrooms have flattened out and are less turned under. Put your hands at the base of the cluster and gently rock back and forth until it breaks free. Careful! Sometimes they like to jump off of the block.
These are ready to harvest once the cap has opened up and becomes more hemispherical but before they become flattened or concave. Also if you look at the underside of the mushroom, once the mushroom veil starts to break away from the stem. Grab the base of the cluster and gently rock it off of the block
Once the hairs reach about a ¼ - ½ inch in length. Put your hand underneath the mushroom and on top and lightly twist to harvest.