Mushroom grow kits can make it easy to grow mushrooms at home without the need for sterilizing equipment or inoculating spores from scratch. They typically come with a monotub, pre-sterilized grain spawn (such as rye or wheat) and substrate and are designed to replicate ideal growing conditions found in nature, making them easy for beginners to get started with and for experienced growers to improve their cultivation skills.
The best mushroom grow kits will provide detailed instructions on how to use them. These should be clear and straightforward. If you find the instructions difficult to follow, it may be worth looking for another kit.
You should also check whether the kit includes spores or liquid cultures. Some kits only include the growing substrate, requiring you to purchase your own spores or liquid cultures separately. Some mushroom grow kits only produce one flush of mushrooms, whereas others have a more consistent yield and can be used to harvest multiple batches of edible fungi.
Some at-home mushroom grow kits only produce shiitake or oyster mushrooms, while other offer the opportunity to cultivate psychedelic Psilocybe cubensis (Golden Teacher or Truffles). Some also feature other varieties like lion’s mane, which is less common and has a more unique taste. Mushroom grow kits