I was recently contacted by GroCycle to review their mushroom growing kit. It seemed perfect for me since after the success of the veggie patch I’d decided I wanted to grow mushrooms that I could eat! I’ve found mushrooms growing in the garden but I have no idea if they’re edible or not!
GroCycle Mushroom Growing Kit
The mushroom growing kit comes in a nice sized box. The kit contains:
- GroKids information and colouring pages
- Dried oyster mushrooms (for cooking)
- Box with recycled coffee grounds
Per the instructions you need to soak the bag in water overnight. My TOP TIP – the bag will float so be sure to weigh it down in order to get maximum water retention.
Whilst the bag is soaking, cut out a square in the front of the cardboard box – it’s been perforated so should be quite easy!
After the overnight soak, place the bag back in the box and leave in a room away from direct sunlight.
You need to spray the mushrooms twice daily and soon little mushrooms will start sprouting.
Ones the mushrooms have flattened out, harvest and enjoy a yummy meal with them! I used them in
The results are pretty instantaneous which is awesome because we could see the mushrooms grow on a daily basis. My toddler found it fascinating! It’s a fantastic kit to do with the kids. To be honest, I found it great fun myself!
The information pack is good as well and it taught me lots about mushrooms and the toddler loved the colouring pages. The only problem I found is that the sheets were too glossy for her pens.
I also love the fact that the mushrooms grow from used coffee grounds. I’m all for recycling!
The kit can be used over and over – the instructions say to leave the kit for two weeks before restarting the process. Unfortunately I didn’t get to test this as my husband thought it was a one-time thing and threw it out! Gah!
Their website has lots of detailed information about growing mushrooms. You can buy your own GroCycle Mushroom Growing Kit direct from their website. They retail for £16.00 but there are multi-buy discounts available.
Have you ever grown mushrooms?
I was given the mushroom growing kit for free by Gro Cycle but all opinions are my own.