If you like to cook with fresh mushrooms, grow some at home. It’s easy, fun, and, as you can see from the photos, have grat eye appeal.
North Spore offers mushroom kits of exotic mushrooms. These are beauties, not [with no disrespect] plain white button mushrooms or brown creminis.
The varieties are gourmet mushrooms, highly esteemed by chefs worldwide.
Watching your mushrooms grow is a fascinating experience for adults and kids alike, and the crop will be ready in two weeks.
The simple “Spray and Grow” Kits from North Spore are rectangular boxes of light cardboard containing a block of substrate (compacted sawdust) colonized with mushroom mycelium*.
You spray the substrate twice daily (sprayer included) and wait for the magic to happen.
The mushrooms are eye-catching (or in modern terms, Instagrammable).
The mushrooms can be used in conventional preparations—omelets, sauces, sides, tarts, quiches, etc. But they have specialty uses, too.
Open the box, cut open the perforated window, and spray the substrate, per the directions. Place the box in a more humid place—as opposed to a dry spot of direct sunlight.
In two weeks you’ll have full-grown mushrooms. And that’s not all.
Get them for yourself.
Get them for your friends who love to cook.
Get them for kids, to inspire them.
It’s a gift that no one is likely to have received before, or likely to forget!
*The mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a network of fine white filaments (hyphae). Here’s more about it.
†If you are concerned about eating raw mushrooms, speak with your healthcare provider.
‡A flush is the growth for harvesting during the same season. After you harvest the first growth (flush) a second growth may occur, and even successive flushes after that. The more humid the mushrooms’ environment, the likely you’ll get additional flushes. Fruiting means the same thing as flush.