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Instructions

1.PLACE YOUR INOCULATED BLOCK ON THE COUNTER WITH THE TOP OF THE BAG FOLDED UNDER TIGHTLY.

MAKE SURE TO CHOOSE AN AREA FOR THE BLOCK WHERE THE MUSHROOMS WILL GET INDIRECT SUNLIGHT. YOU MAY PLACE THE BLOCK ON A TRAY, BUT IT IS NOT NECESSARY SINCE THE BLOCK WILL REMAIN INSIDE THE BAG DURING GROWTH.

 

2. MAKE A 3" x 3" "X" CUT ON THE TOP OF THE BAG USING SCISSORS OR A RAZOR.

TRY TO AVOID CUTTING TOO DEEPLY INTO THE SUBSTRATE. THE DEEPER YOU CUT THROUGH THE TOP LAYER OF MYCELIUM (THE MUSHROOM "ROOTS"), THE LONGER IT MAY TAKE TO START FRUITING.

 

3. FILL YOUR SPRAY BOTTLE WITH WATER & MIST THE EXPOSED SUBSTRATE TWO TIMES DAILY.

YOU MAY USE TAP WATER OR FILTERED WATER. CONTINUE TO MIST THE SUBSTRATE EVEN AFTER YOU START TO SEE MUSHROOMS FORMING. AS THE MUSHROOMS MATURE, THEY MAY REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL MISTING. IF THEY LOOK LIKE THEY ARE DRYING OUT, MIST AGAIN!

 

4. MUSHROOMS SHOULD BEGIN TO "PIN" WITHIN 4-7 DAYS.

THIS MAY TAKE LONGER DEPENDING ON THE CONDITIONS OF YOUR HOME. AFTER THE MUSHROOMS BEGIN TO PIN, THEY WILL FULLY MATURE WITHIN 2-3 DAYS. 

 

5. HARVEST YOUR MUSHROOMS!

YOUR MUSHROOMS ARE READY TO HARVEST WHEN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING HAS HAPPENED: THE CAPS HAVE BEGUN TO FLATTEN OUT, THE EDGES OF THE CAPS HAVE STARTED TO BROWN, OR YOUR CLUSTER HAS RELEASED SPORES.

TO HARVEST: GRAB THE CLUSTER AT THE BASE AND PULL UPWARDS IN A ROCKING MOTION TO LOOSEN FROM THE BLOCK.

THERE WILL BE SUBSTRATE ATTACHED TO THE BASE, YOU CAN CUT THIS OFF BEFORE STORING. STORE MUSHROOMS IN THE INCLUDED PAPER BAGS IN THE REFRIGERATOR FOR UP TO 7 DAYS.

 

6. IF YOU WANT TO GROW A SECOND BATCH, REPEAT STEPS 3-5

THE MYCELIUM WILL RECOLONIZE THE AREA WHERE YOU REMOVED YOUR FIRST CLUSTER AND BEGIN TO FORM NEW PINS IN APPROXIMATELY 10-14 DAYS. TWO HARVESTS IS TYPICAL, HOWEVER IF THE CONDITIONS ARE JUST RIGHT, YOU MAY GET UP TO FOUR HARVESTS!

frequently asked questions

HOW LONG CAN I STORE MY KIT BEFORE I START IT?

KITS CAN BE STORED FOR UP TO TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOU WANT TO START IT. KEEP THE KIT IN A COOL, DRY PLACE FOR STORAGE.

 

HOW MANY HARVESTS CAN I GET?

AFTER YOU HARVEST YOUR FIRST CLUSTER OF MUSHROOMS, YOU CAN CONTINUE TO MIST THE SUBSTRATE AT THE ORIGINAL CUT SITE. YOU WILL GET A SECOND FLUSH ABOUT 1-2 WEEKS LATER. TWO FLUSHES ARE TYPICAL, BUT YOU CAN CONTINUE TO CARE FOR THE BLOCK AND MAY GET UP TO 4 FLUSHES!

 

WHAT IS THE TEMPERATURE RANGE I SHOULD KEEP MY KIT AT?

WHITE OYSTER MUSHROOMS WILL GROW AT A TEMPERATURE RANGE BETWEEN 55F-85F. THE COLDER THE TEMPERATURE, THE SLOWER IT WILL GROW.

 

HOW DO I KNOW I'M READY TO HARVEST?

THE MUSHROOMS ARE READY TO HARVEST WHEN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING HAS HAPPENED: THE CAPS BEGIN TO LAY FLAT, THE EDGES TURN SLIGHTLY BROWN, OR THEY HAVE DROPPED SPORES.

 

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO HARVEST MY MUSHROOMS?

WHEN YOU ARE READY TO HARVEST YOUR MUSHROOMS, GRAB THE CLUSTER AT THE BASE AND PULL UPWARDS. IT WILL TAKE SOME OF THE SUBSTRATE WITH IT.

 

HOW DO I STORE MY MUSHROOMS & FOR HOW LONG?

STORE YOUR MUSHROOMS IN THE INCLUDED PAPER STORAGE BAGS. DO NOT STORE MUSHROOMS IN PLASTIC! KEEP THE MUSHROOMS IN THE REFRIGERATOR FOR UP TO 7 DAYS.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY BLOCK WHEN I AM DONE?

YOU CAN REMOVE THE BLOCK FROM THE BAG AND ADD TO YOUR COMPOST PILE!

 

THERE IS A WHITE DUST ON THE COUNTER AROUND MY BAG - WHAT IS HAPPENING?

YOUR MUSHROOMS HAVE RELEASED THEIR SPORES! IF YOU HAVE NOT HARVESTED THEM, DO SO NOW. THE SPORES ARE HARMLESS AND WIPE UP EASILY WITH WATER. THE MUSHROOMS MAY HAVE SPORES STILL ATTACHED TO THE GILLS. THIS IS OKAY AND SAFE TO CONSUME, BUT IF YOU PREFER, YOU CAN USE A PAPER TOWEL TO GENTLY WIPE THEM AWAY BEFORE COOKING.

 

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