Growing your mushrooms

Remove the sleeve and open the box.
Remove the spray bottle, humidity tent and alcohol swab. Open the perforated window in the front of the box and expose the mushroom bag.

Close the top of the box. Sterilise the exposed area of the inner plastic bag using the swab. Using the swab sterilize a sharp knife and cut 3 “X” shaped slits 1cm * 1cm in the front of the inner bag. They may seem small but trust us – we’ve done this before.

Place the box in the humidity tent indoors, in a light area and out of direct sunlight! Keep the top of the humidity tent open to allow airflow around your mushrooms.

Humidity is really important for your mushrooms to thrive. Spray the inside of the humidity tent 2 to 3 times a day. Your mushrooms should start growing within 15 days.

Ideal Growing Conditions

Four essential ingredients will ensure you get the most out of your Mushroom Factory:

  • Light

    Light

    Place your oyster mushrooms in a well lit area- but not direct sunlight! The rule of thumb is that if there is enough light for you to read in, there is enough light for your mushrooms to grow.

  • Air

    Air

    Good movement of air is important for healthy mushroom growth. Fan your mushroom to circulate the air in the humidity tent when you water to keep your mushrooms happy. You will soon see if your mushrooms aren't getting enough air - they will develop long spindly stems and small caps.

  • Water

    Water

    Water your mushrooms by spraying water on to the window and the humidity tent surface 2-3 times a day.

  • Temperature

    Temperature

    The best temperature for your mushroom factory is between 18-20 degrees but a few degrees either way is OK too.’The best temperature for your mushroom factory is between 18-20 degrees but a few degrees either way is OK too.’

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