For a second harvest rest kit for one week, remove spawn bag from box, flip around, return to box, and simply repeat steps on the new side!
GROW KIT FAQ
Where should I put my grow kit?
- The fungus needs light to grow mushrooms properly; however, direct sunlight is counterproductive because it will dry out the kit. Consider that the box is an important component: without it the mushrooms will respond to light everywhere and try to fruit inside the bag.
- A humid location will help reduce the need for watering the fungus and encourage the fungus to grow mushrooms. Just above the kitchen sink, or somewhere nearby it is an excellent spot. Be mindful of electric baseboards or wood stoves; placing the kit near a heat source will dry it out.
- Temperature: Oyster mushrooms will fruit in a wide range of temperatures, anywhere between 5 and 25°C. However, it would be ideal if the kit could be placed somewhere in your home with a temperature between 10 and 18°C.
How do I water my grow kit?
I forgot to water my grow kit; what do I do?
- Keep on misting like nothing happened.
- Try again: turn the bag around, put it back in the box and cut a fresh X in the other side of the bag and keep on misting. You can tape over the old X if you like.
- If you think your kit has really dried out try soaking it. Remove the bag from the box and submerge it in water over night. The kitchen sink is a good place to do this. You will need to weigh the bag down because it will want to float. Dry off the bag and return it to the box. This is also a good time to place the bag back in the box backwards so you can cut a new X on the other side for a fresh start.
How many pounds of mushrooms will I be able to harvest from the grow kit?
My kit looks moldy, is that OK?
If mould appears throughout the bag it is time to compost your grow kit.
How long can I wait before opening the kit?
My grow kit has already fruited a few times, what should I do?
I’ve had my grow kit for a few weeks and nothing is happening. What should I do?
How do I soak the kit?
I know the grow kit needs air, light and water to grow, but is there anything else I can do?
My kit has already fruited, what do I do?
- Conceal the kit from light during the rest period. By covering the opening in the box, or by moving the kit to a dark location for one or two weeks, you can help the fungus rest.
- Colder temperatures initiate pinning and warmer temperatures facilitate recuperation. If the kit is moved to a warmer location (around 25°C) during the rest period, you should expect an increase in future yield.
- Remember to keep misting the opening during the rest period. Alternatively, tape closed the first opening to preserve moisture and place the kit in a warm, dark location for one or two weeks. When you return the kit to cooler temperatures expose it to light, cut a new opening, and resume watering: more mushrooms will be triggered to develop in the following weeks.
My grow kit is old and worn out, what can I do now?
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