Our 100% mycelium grow kits are very easy to set up when you follow these instructions. These grow kits produce their first harvest fairly quickly. The first buds are already visible after just one week. Low and high temperatures may slightly delay this growth process. It usually takes one to two weeks before the mushrooms are fully developed.
Always work as sterile as possible! Don’t breathe onto the grow kit or into the bag. Wash your hands or wear sterile gloves.
Take the grow kit, plastic bag and paperclip out of the box. Remove the lid of the grow kit and rinse the lid under running water. You will need it again later.
Place the grow kit without lid in the plastic bag (opening at the top). Starting after one day, use a plant sprayer with clean water to spray the inside of the bag every two days. DO NOT spray directly on the kit itself!
Close the bag with the paperclip after each spraying. The bag has built-in filters so you do not have to worry about air circulation.
If you’re using a heat mat, place the kit on it and switch it on for the first two days. Then switch it off.
Place the grow kit in an area with enough daylight and at a temperature between 18 °C and 28 °C. NEVER place the grow kit in direct sunlight. Although mushrooms will grow at almost any temperature above 15 °C, 23 °C is the ideal temperature for an optimal harvest. Special heat mats are available to ensure this temperature and not have to heat the entire room.
Stop giving water as soon as the first mushrooms become visible (Phase 1). From now on, keep the bag a bit open the entire time so the moisture can evaporate (Phase 2). Too much moisture is not good. The first mushrooms will be visible after approximately one week. Your first harvest will be about a week later. Make sure that you harvest before the first spores begin to fall!
If you’re using a heat mat, Switch it on again once the mushrooms are visible.
These grow kits produce several mushroom harvests. To do so, fill the kit with clean tap water after the first harvest. This process is known as cold shock. It breathes new life into the mycelium and ensures that enough moisture is present for the mushrooms to grow.
Place the lid of the grow kit back on the kit. Let the kit rest for 12 hours. Open a corner of the lid and drain the excess water. From here you can follow the instructions from step 1 again. This process can be repeated several times for multiple flushes.
When you see the majority of mushrooms pop up on the bottom and/or sides or when no mushrooms are visible after 10 days: Take out the cake and put it on its side. If you’re using a heat mat you should turn it on for another two days.
When you detect mold on your grow kit: cut out the mold with a knife and continue growing. Beware that you work as sterile as possible!
This is our assortment of 100% Mycelium Mushroom Growkits.
Or read how to grow Magic Truffles in the Magic Truffles Growkit Instructions.