Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mushroom Growing

I decided to tackle another form of indoor gardening- Mushrooms! I got a couple of starter kits from Back To the Roots, and so far so easy to grow Oyster Mushrooms in your kitchen or a closet or any dark cool space in your home. Just cut some slits in the bag, and soak in a bucket of water for 24 hours, put back in the handy card board box, mist twice a day (the hard part!) and very shortly you should have your first crop of mushrooms!
Some of the features of the Mushroom kit:
  • Up to 1 1/2 lbs per crop (pearl oyster mushrooms)
  • Multiple crops (at least 2, though some have got up to 4!)
  • Grow your first crop in as little as 10 days!
  • Just 3 Easy Steps - Open, Mist, and Harvest (spray mister included).
  • All indoors - just set on a kitchen window sill and mist twice a day (mister included)
  • The soil inside is 100% recycled coffee grounds - safe & sustainable
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
At the community garden, one of the gardeners grew a patch of oyster mushrooms, using old coffee grounds from Burien Press for a growing medium...which is what got me interested in the Mushroom kit to begin with- They use coffee grounds as their medium. So watch the side bar to see how my mushrooms do!


EcoCatLady said...

Oooooooo! I've been wanting to try this for a while now, but being the frugal outsmart the system soul that I am, I didn't want to spend more money on a kit than the mushrooms themselves would cost.. So once your "crop" is done, do you have to go buy a new kit, or can you use it to sprout more? Do you think it works out financially in the long run?

Robj98168 said...

Dollar wise- can't say at this time. But it is very cost effecient as far as no fertilizer, no digging, and easy to do. As far as the future, one can order refills for the box at about half the price!

Green Bean said...

I'm so doing this, Rob! I actually won these off of NWEdible but, darn it, you are ahead of me. I'd better start misting.

Lynn said...

This looks really cool! I'm not a mushroom eater, but my husband is. I may want to try this someday.