Our Grow Kits are an easy and convenient way to start growing mushrooms. After they’re done fruiting on your kitchen counter, there are a few ways you can reuse your kit and keep on growing! Sometimes a little fresh air is all that a kit needs to be revitalized.
Give your block some fresh air
The simplest way to encourage more fruitings is to move your kit outdoors. A change in environment or temperature shift can sometimes be a cue for fungi to produce more mushrooms.
- Take the mushroom block out of the box (and recycle the box!)
- Leave the block in the plastic bag
- Place the block cut side up in a shady area where it will receive rainfall
- Check on the block periodically, especially after rain or humid days
Leaving the plastic on your kit helps to keep moisture in, preventing the block from drying out. Feel free to spray it periodically when it’s looking parched as you would inside. After a couple of weeks, you should expect mushrooms after heavy rainfall or after a big temperature shift.
We like to put our kits under cover of fern fronds. The vegetation creates a humid microclimate for fungi to thrive.