ravis and i are growing our own oyster mushrooms using this kit. it will supposedly take a minimum of 10 days for our first crop to sprout. each crop can yield up to a pound, and each bag can yield up to 4 crops! the bonus: replacement bags are only $7.99 or free if you send a picture of your family enjoying the kit. this is my first time growing anything other than herbs in my own home. i plan to document the progress everyday. yesterday was day one.
day one: soak the bag for 24 hours in cold tap water.
day two: dry the bag off, place it in its new cardboard home and spray with with water twice per day.
the maintenance on these mushrooms seems very simple. all you have to do is spray them with water twice a day (they even include a spray bottle!) and watch them grow.
i want to always have things growing in and around our home. travis and i would love to have a vegetable and herb garden in the backyard--once we have a backyard. i think feist said it best in her song mushaboom: "in the meantime we've got it hard, second floor living without a yard." that will all change once we settle into our new home in texas. i can't wait! for now, growing a small crop of mushrooms on our kitchen counter will have to do.