Frequently Asked Questions
You can expect to see mushrooms pinning within the first 7-14 days. After pinning starts, the mushrooms should double in size every day and will be ready to harvest shortly after.
No, the only cut that should be made is an ‘X’ shape 2” in length and 1” in depth. After you make the cut, lift the flaps and gently scrape off the top with a fork to stimulate growth.
Yes, the mushrooms are edible once they reach maturity. The mushrooms should always be cooked and never consumed raw. Take a look at some of the recipes on our website, you wont be disappointed!
You can store the mushroom kit for a few weeks as long as you keep it in the box it came in. We highly recommend that you store the box indoors in closet that gets very little to no light.
They will be ready when most of the mushroom caps become 1-2” wide. Harvest the mushrooms all at once by grabbing ahold of the stems close to the bottom and twisting them off.
No, direct sunlight can cause the mushroom kit to dry out. The mushroom kit needs indirect sunlight to thrive. Place your box in the kitchen where it will receive plenty of natural indirect sunlight.
No, more cuts will cause the mushroom kit to dry out. The mushroom kit is designed to support one harvest at a time. By making the single 'X' cut we instruct, you will get a big beautiful harvest as long as you water it twice a day ( Morning and Night)
No, do not make any additional cuts. Making additional cuts can cause the mushroom kit to dry out. It is normal to see growth around the mushroom block, just give it time and it will reach the ‘X’ cut.
That is mycelium, not mold. Since it is a live product, the kit can get mold but it is generally green or blue. If this is the case then please contact us, all of our products are 100% Guaranteed to Grow.
It depends on the climate conditions in your area but it generally takes up to 2-3 weeks to see any growth. Make sure you keep the kit wrapped in the wet towel, this will help it grow faster.
No, the mushroom kit cannot be grown outdoors. It was designed to be grown in an indoor environment like a kitchen. It needs to be watered twice a day so placing it in the kitchen is best.