Mushroom grow kits make growing mushrooms easy for beginners or seasoned gardeners looking to try something new. They are essentially pre-inoculated blocks of substrate that you can simply place into your fruiting chamber or log to get mushrooms growing in no time at all. These mushroom kits are becoming increasingly popular as they save the mushroom grower from having to source mushroom spawn and prepare the substrate themselves, making them ideal for beginners or those who want to start with a simpler method of cultivation.
Depending on the species you are trying to cultivate, some types of mushrooms require very specific growing conditions that can be challenging for at-home growers to achieve. Look at the instructions included with the mushroom kit to ensure that they are realistic for your home and lifestyle. For example, some varieties of mushroom need frequent misting or high humidity levels to yield their desired results.
Fortunately, many manufacturers provide easy-to-understand instructions with their mushroom kits that are suitable for anyone who wants to grow their own. One of the most popular mushroom grow kits comes with a monotub, a pre-sterilized grain spawn bag, and mushroom compost that can be used to inoculate a straw log. With the addition of a simple “X” mark in the plastic and instructions to cut an opening into the substrate, this kit makes growing mushrooms as easy as possible for beginners. The manufacturer, Midwest Grow Kits, also offers an excellent customer support team that is available to answer questions via email or after-hours live chat.