The Magic mushroom kits are easy to use packages that contain the essentials to cultivate mushrooms at home. They typically include a substrate already inoculated with mushroom spores as well as growing and care instructions. They are especially convenient for first-time growers or people who don’t want to invest too much time into their mushroom cultivation.
The first thing to consider when choosing a mushroom kit is the type of mushrooms you want to grow. There are two main categories of mushrooms: functional and psychedelic. Functional mushrooms, like shiitake and oyster, are used for their health benefits and culinary value while psychedelic mushrooms (such as Psilocybe cubensis) induce a mind-altering experience. Psychedelic mushrooms require different growing conditions and substrates than functional mushrooms.
Mushrooms grow best in a warm, humid environment that is not exposed to direct sunlight. It’s also important to regularly mist the kit to keep humidity levels high. Too little humidity will hinder growth, while too much humidity can promote mold growth.
A quality mushroom kit should be clearly labeled as sterilized to prevent contamination by bacteria or other fungi. Look for a kit that has a lid that can be opened and closed to ensure proper ventilation.
Once you’ve gotten your kit growing, it should only take a few weeks to see the first small buttons appear. It’s important to keep up with the grow bag’s maintenance and aerate it lightly every day to promote the mushrooms’ growth.