Growing with the grow kits of Freshmushrooms is super easy. Thanks to a fully colonized substrate without fillers, these kits require absolutely no maintenance. You don't even have to do much to get your first flush of extra psilocin. Just follow the steps below and you are guaranteed a rich harvest!
Remove the kit, the plastic bag and the paperclip from the box. Remove the lid of the culture kit (keep the lid in a safe place). Rinse the lid under running water. You will need it again later.
Place the culture set without lid in the supplied plastic bag. Slide the opening of the bag under the bottom with the micro perforation upwards. The opening of the bag is now largely closed. You don't have to worry about the air circulation.
From the moment you see small bulbs growing (see picture), you can start placing the bag upright. Do not give water. The first mushrooms will be visible after about 1 week.
Place the kit in an area with enough daylight and in a temperature range between 18 °C and 28 °C. NEVER place the grow kit in direct sunlight. Although mushrooms will grow at almost any temperature above 15 °C, 23 °C is the ideal temperature for an optimal harvest. Special heat mats are available to guarantee this temperature and not to have to heat the entire room.
From this stage onwards (see photo), leave the bag standing a littleo pen the whole time, so that the moisture can evaporate a little. Too much moisture is not good. Your first harvest will be about a week after the first bulbs appear. Make sure you harvest before the first spores start to fall!
These kits produce multiple mushroom harvests. To do this, after the first harvest, fill the kit with clean tap water. This process is known as cold-shock and breathes new life into the mycelium and ensures that there is enough moisture for the mushrooms to grow.
Place the lid of the culture kit back on the kit. Let the kit rest for 12 hours. Open a corner of the lid and drain off excess water. From here you can follow the instructions of step 1 again. This process can be repeated several times.
Growing with the help of a heat mat
Place the plastic bag with the Growkit inside on the heating mat. After 2 days, switch off the heating mat and wait until the buds have developed. In most cases this takes between 5 and 10 days. Switch the heating mat back on and open the bag slightly to allow the moisture to evaporate.
What to do if after 10 days the buds are still not there
Take the cake out of the plastic container, put it back in the plastic container on its side and start over with 2 days of heat mat on and then off again.