Mushroom Information

  • Mushroom Science Experiments: Tissue Cultures

    After you've finished harvesting your mushrooms, you might be wondering what to do now. Oyster Mushrooms lend themselves to tissue cultures, a fun way to expand your oyster mushroom mycellium onto new substrate. Try it out today!


  • Use Your Spent Grow Block for Compost

    You've cared for your mushroom grow block, maybe even attempted to grow a second flush of mushrooms! Now what? What do you do with this ten pound block of sawdust and grain sitting on your kitchen counter? Use it as compost!
  • Grow Kit Tips and Tricks

    Growing mushrooms at home is fun when done correctly, so follow along to find out how to do so! Follow these 5 tips to grow the freshest, best tasting mushrooms out there.
  • Growing a Second Flush of Mushrooms

    Want to get more out of your grow kit than just one flush of mushrooms? Read on to learn how to grow a second- or even third- flush of mushrooms!
  • Avoid Mistakes When Growing Mushrooms At Home

    Growing mushrooms at home is an exciting activity when done properly. Be sure to follow these tips and tricks in order to have the highest possible 'shroom yield!
  • Shocking Your Grow Kit

    Fungi are living organisms that sometimes need a prompt to realize it is time to start fruiting and growing mushrooms. 

    What does this mean for home mushroom production? We found our shiitake blocks do better when we provide triggers to let the mushrooms know they should fruit.

  • Holiday Shipping of Grow Kits... No Crystal Ball

    We're receiving a lot of inquiries from customers wanting to know the optimal time to order a grow kit to have shipped for the holidays, so we th...
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Mushroom Grow Kits

    Growing mushrooms at home may be a foreign idea to you, but don't worry we've got all the info and tips to help. Growing mushrooms at home is an exciting process, gives you the freshest 'shrooms out there, is doable for people with all levels of mushroom knowledge, and is completely safe.
  • How to Store Mushrooms

    How do I store fresh mushrooms? How do I clean my mushrooms? The best way to keep your mushrooms fresh is by storing them in a paper or cloth bag in the fridge, they need plenty of breathing room. Only spot clean mushrooms with a damp paper towel! Don't store them in a closed container.
  • What are the Health Benefits of Shiitake Mushrooms?

    Shiitake mushrooms are a usual family favorite for their versatility in recipes. They are low in calorie and nutrient dense, making them a power fo...
  • What are the Health Benefits of Oyster Mushrooms?

    There's a reason Asian cultures have appreciated oyster mushrooms for thousands of years. For a plant, they're high in protein, many vegans love su...
  • How to Harvest Shiitake Mushrooms

    Are my shiitake mushrooms ready to harvest?  Shiitakes are ready to harvest when their caps have opened to the point where you can see the gills on...