Frequently Asked Questions: Mushroom Grow Kits

Dear Farmer Elizabeth, I am very interested in purchasing a Mushroom Grow Kit... however, I have a few questions before I purchase.



Q: Is growing mushrooms at home weird?

A: The idea of growing mushrooms at home may seem odd to some people. Mushrooms could be considered strange. After all, they're not a plant or animal, they're a fungi!

But, you are about to experience the wonderful process that is mushroom growth, and, you'll take your food to the next level after doing so! Eating a homemade pizza with your very own homegrown mushrooms provides freshness that mushrooms from the grocery store simply cannot provide.

And, by growing your own mushrooms at home, you are actively minimizing commercial waste that comes from mushrooms sold at grocery stores. You are participating in a much greener, more sustainable practice.

Plus, how many people do you know who can say, "I grow my own mushrooms at home"? Be the first!  


Q: Do I need prior experience to grow mushrooms at home?

A: Not at all! Our grow kits are designed for people of all ages, backgrounds, and mycological (mushroom) knowledge.

If you've never grown or harvested anything before, don't worry, our grow kits are a great place to start. We even have easy-to-follow growing instructions complete with pictures right here on our site to give you the best chance at mushroom growing success. 


Q: Are mushroom grow kits messy?

A: Growing mushrooms at home requires no digging or planting. All you have to do is cut a slit in the bag around the grow block and place it on a plate or tray to catch any excess water. No mess at all! 


Q: Is growing mushrooms at home dangerous?

A: The thought of growing fungi at home might sound questionable to you, but don't fret. A quick internet search might tell you that mushrooms release spores which can cause lung inflammation.

However, this inflammation only occurs after years of heavy exposure to mushrooms. So, if you look up the dangers of growing mushrooms at home, and see "risk of lung inflammation," don't worry unless you've been growing 'shrooms for years.

Growing mushrooms on your kitchen counter is completely harmless, so long as you don't plan on growing thousands of mushrooms anytime soon.


Q: What are the benefits of growing mushrooms at home?

A: There are so many benefits to growing mushrooms from home that it's hard to choose which to share! Here are a few of our personal favorites:

  1. Fresh mushrooms any time of the year
  2. Much more sustainable and eco-friendly than purchasing mushrooms from a grocery store.
  3. Easy, no mess activity
  4. Spent grow blocks make great compost! Once you've harvested your mushrooms from the grow block, toss the block in your compost bin.


Ready to embark on the magical journey of growing mushrooms at home? Purchase a our grow kit of your very own here!