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Organic Mushroom Grow Kit

  • Gourmet oyster mushroom grow kit grows out of the box in 10 days
  • Everything you need included and 100% guaranteed to grow!
  • Top ranked gardening gift ready to give
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Product Overview

Grow gourmet, organic oyster mushrooms right out of the box in just 10 days. Just open the box, mist with water, and harvest 10 days later. The Mushroom Farm lasts for months in the box unopened, making a great gift item for kids, families, foodies and chefs. Includes: organic plant-based soil (can grow multiple crops) oyster mushroom spawn spray mister bonus: organic heirloom tomato seeds to grow with your composted mushroom kit.
  • Grows fresh, organic, pearl oyster mushrooms
  • Harvest in 10 days
  • Harvest in 10 days
  • Yields multiple crops
  • Learn more about mycology and the science inside your home mushroom garden
  • Cook homegrown, from mushroom tacos to sushi, burgers, ramen, and more, there's an oyster mushroom recipe for every palette



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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height
5"
Planting Depth (in.)
0 in

Details

Additional Characteristics
Non-GMO
Annual / Perennial
Annual
Average Shipping Height (in.)
8
Best Time to Plant
Year Round
Blossom Color
No Blossoms
Botanical Name
Pleurotus ostreatus
Common Name
Mushroom
Days to Harvest
10
Edible Type
Vegetable
Fragrance
Fragrant
Growth Habit
Spreading
Hardiness Zone
1 (-60 to -50 F),10 (30 to 40 F),11 (40 to 50 F),2 (-50 to -40 F),3 (-40 to -30 F),4 (-30 to -20 F),5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Organic
Organic
Organic
Yes
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
0
Returnable
90-Day
Shipped As
Packaged
Sun Tolerance
Full Shade
Water Requirements
Daily
Wildlife Attracted
No Wildlife Attracted
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

4Questions21Answers

Do the mushrooms smell in any way?

Asked by FestWeBee February 2, 2021
7
Answers

No the mushrooms don´t and should not smell.

How many pounds will this make?

Asked by Cynthia24 September 8, 2018
5
Answers

It makes a small batch like the size of a 4 ounce can of mushrooms roughly.

Is this a one time use kit?

Asked by Daniel November 11, 2016
7
Answers

yes

Does this kit produce co2 or carbon dioxide when growing ?

Asked by RomP October 4, 2016
2
Answers

It’s a detritivore. By definition, yes it would produce a mild quantity of CO2. People and pets do, too.

Customer Reviews

  • 3.6
    out of 109 reviews
  • 72% recommend this product
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Be sure to follow the directions, spray morning and night. They lasted until day12.
I really enjoyed growing them, pearl oyster. I will let it rest and try a second crop..... I made 2 mini pizzas, an omelette for 2 and decorated sandwiches with the mushrooms.
by Rivetter
It is a lot of fun to see oyster mushrooms grown overnight. Maintenance is simple, just spritz wi...
It is a lot of fun to see oyster mushrooms grown overnight. Maintenance is simple, just spritz with water.
by Jay
It was fun to grow our own mushrooms! The box says the whole process takes about 12 days but our ...
It was fun to grow our own mushrooms! The box says the whole process takes about 12 days but our mushrooms were ready to harvest in about 9 days. It was amazing how fast they could grow. One day there was nothing there and the next there were huge mushrooms. We harvested about half a Tupperware full of mushrooms (see picture). You get a second harvest too, as well as seeds to plant heirloom tomatoes when you're done with the mushrooms. My only complaints were that the box stuck to my table leaving a mark and that the mushrooms spored all over the table leaving gross residue. I would definitely recommend putting a paper towel or something under the box. Also, for the price I could just go to the store and buy way more mushrooms, but I suppose the process is fun.
by ama7291
3 people found this helpful
I was excited to try this innovative concept . I like mushrooms and I've never tried oyster mushrooms. I followed directions on the package to a T. I first soaked the block overnight then misted twice a day and kept them out of direct sunlight for ten days. The mushrooms grew as advertised. On day eight I could not wait and picked one of the larger mushrooms. I sliced it up and sauteed it in butter. DELICIOUS!! But the directions say 10 days to harvest. On day ten the mushrooms seemed to be cracking on the edges. I harvested a meager crop 2.3 oz. and prepared them. They were tough and stringy. So disappointing!!! I have the option to open the other side of the package and try again. I'm not so sure it's worth the effort.
by nevadalady
Truthfully I didn't think that this would work. Basically it is a compressed pack of dirt and see...
Truthfully I didn't think that this would work. Basically it is a compressed pack of dirt and seeds that does not appear it would grow at all. In either case , it was worth a shot. I followed the easy instructions and placed it on my kitchen window sill. Low and behold a few days later, the "aliens" started to pop out of the dirts. The reason I call them aliens, is that my wife and daughter were freaked out about the little spores(as seen in the pictures). As the days went on though, they because bigger and bigger and eventually turned into normal looking mushrooms. They were easy to harvest and tasted great! The best thing about this, as you can use the other side of the packet and grow a whole second harvest, which I will do next. This is a great little box, especially if you want low maintenance mushroom crops.
by DannyT
2 people found this helpful
The mushroom farm is an interesting novelty product, but it has more value as an educational tool...
The mushroom farm is an interesting novelty product, but it has more value as an educational tool than it does as a food item. It was pretty easy to get it going and the instructions were well-written. You simply open up one side of the box, then spray the "block" of soil / mushrooms twice a day. After a few days, the mushrooms start to emerge and they get progressively larger each day. After about 10 days or, they are big enough to harvest. A couple problems - it's hard to keep the mushrooms from drying out unless you can be there to spray them several times a day. Twice a day doesn't really seem to provide enough moisture. Also, the tiny spray bottle provided doesn't hold much water and is somewhat hard to use. Of course, you could always use your own larger sprayer. As for taste, the oyster mushrooms are fine, but I prefer the larger button type mushrooms you can find at the store. I cooked these and had them in an omelet, but the entire harvest of mushrooms was only enough for about one serving. You can open the other side of the box and get another crop, but I didn't feel like going through the growing routine again. Overall, if you like mushrooms, I think are better off just buying them at the store. Much easier, cheaper, and you don't have to worry about them drying out.
by RedmondGardener
2 people found this helpful
A great learning tool for kids. This mushroom growing kit is really impressive. Follow simple ins...
A great learning tool for kids. This mushroom growing kit is really impressive. Follow simple instructions and see mushrooms start to grow in one or two days. After that they grow amazingly fast, sometimes doubling every day. Get another growth from the back side of the kit, and maybe even a few more besides. My biggest problem was keeping it moist enough in our dry house, especially if we were gone for the day. The included mister helps quite a bit, but I also covered it lightly with plastic wrap and made sure that it was not in the sun (although it does need some light). Avoid the temptation of letting them get too large, as they can get a bit tough then. They tasted great sautéed with olive oil and onions! There’s also a great website that offers troubleshooting and tips. You can get a second, smaller crop from the other side of the growing medium “brick”, or if you want to wait awhile, place the container in the refrigerator until you are ready (within reason, I would guess). This is a live, product, so don’t expect to buy one then wait a year to use it, because it probably won't work. But it should last for a few months before you start. This probably isn’t cheaper than buying mushrooms at the grocery store, but really, this is more fun and education than anything. Great for kids, or yourself if you may be thinking of doing this on a larger scale in your garden. Makes a great gift, too.
by SnowyMontana
2 people found this helpful
Way cool mushroom farm .These are great oysters, and considered a prime species for hunters and f...
Way cool mushroom farm .These are great oysters, and considered a prime species for hunters and foodies alike! They grow extremely fast too, just like in the wild. From day one, after giving the block a good soak, you will notice growth . First a swelling, then a cauliflower looking growth, then suddenly, you'll see loads of baby buttons on tiny stems. Mist twice daily, keep out of direct sunlight. Some of mine were ready to harvest in 6 days. Do not eat mushrooms if the body/stem is anything other than bright white . If the caps start to crack, They may be tough. Saute your oysters in butter and wine serve as a side or a topping. Yummo!
by MushroomHunter
1 person found this helpful
I have to say I was initially skeptical of the idea of being able to grow good mushrooms that I c...
I have to say I was initially skeptical of the idea of being able to grow good mushrooms that I could eat. But after sprouting my first crop of healthy oyster mushrooms, I couldn't be happier. I attached a picture of my first harvest, which I stewed with several other vegetables and beef to make Japanese curry. The oyster mushrooms had a delicious chewy texture, and soaked up the curry so nicely. I can't wait to grow more crops to try making different dishes!
by Cove
This is a fun and easy kid-friendly way to grow your own tasty oyster mushrooms in 7-9 days. We e...
This is a fun and easy kid-friendly way to grow your own tasty oyster mushrooms in 7-9 days. We enjoy growing our own vegetables and flowers but had never tried growing our own mushrooms until we saw this Back To The Roots organic mushroom farm. Everything you need is included and our first crop was ready in 9 days (a little earlier than the 11-12 days estimated on the packaging). Once the first crop is finished, you can then turn the box around and repeat the whole process with the other side of the package to get a second crop. And when that’s all done, there is a package of cherry tomato seeds in the box so you can grow a crop of tomatoes too!! Getting it set up is easy. You punch out the square tear-out in the side of the box and slice the plastic bag in an ‘X’ shape using a craft knife or scissors. You remove the plastic bag of compost/mushroom spores, agitate the surface with a fork and soak it for a day (we soaked ours overnight) and then place it back in the box. You locate the box in a window that doesn’t get direct sunlight and spritz the mushrooms each day with water. A small pump sprayer is included. After the first 2-3 days you can see the small spores starting to sprout and within a week they are very visible and seem to grow very quickly. When they get to around 2” across, we harvested them and cooked them for breakfast and boy are these tasty! If you’re looking for a good fun project for the kids, this would be a great starting point since the mushrooms grow very quickly and sometimes appear to almost double in size overnight, so they will certainly keep the attention of tiny inquisitive minds.
by LosRubios
1 person found this helpful
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