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GroCycle Mushroom Growing Kit Review

GroCycle Mushroom Growing Kit Review

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

GroCycle Mushroom Growing Kit

The mushroom growing kit comes in a nice sized box. The kit contains:

  • Instructions
  • 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!

GroCycle Mushroom Growing Kit

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.

GroCycle Mushroom Growing Kit

Ones the mushrooms have flattened out, harvest and enjoy a yummy meal with them! I used them in

GroCycle Mushroom Growing Kit

My Thoughts

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!

More Information

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.

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I was given the mushroom growing kit for free by Gro Cycle but all opinions are my own. 

Rebecca

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4 Comments

  • Reply Anca

    This is so nice! I thought growing mushrooms requires a dark and humid space, nothing like home. Fab!

    September 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm
    • Reply Becster

      It does say to keep it out of direct sunlight so I kept it in the utility room. Which isn’t dark nor excessively humid. You should get one and give it a go!

      October 3, 2016 at 10:56 pm
  • Reply Holly Hollyson

    I love that it can be used over and over!! That is amazing – and all just from coffee grounds. Never mind being for toddlers, I want one!

    September 28, 2016 at 12:32 am
    • Reply Becster

      I know it’s awesome! I’m rather miffed that the husband threw it out! 🙁

      October 3, 2016 at 10:56 pm

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