Once the kit was shipped it arrived at our place within 24 hours. It arrived via courier and comes pre-assembled. There was very little required of us. The card board box it arrives in is also the container the mushrooms are grown in. It's a hand box and takes up very little room. The front has a picture showing you what to expect. On the back is a perforated section with a recipe on it. On the side are step by step instructions on how to grow the mushrooms. The time it takes to grow is dependent on the temperature and humidity in your home.
Once you remove the perforated section on the back the next step is to cut the plastic within this area.
Next you remove the bag and soak it in water to hydrate the growing medium. I discovered that I needed to clip the plastic back with a paper clip in order to expose the area to the water to hydrate the contents in order to begin the growth process.
Once the contents are well hydrated you re-insert the bag into the cardboard box with the cut plastic on the open side of the box and then place your box where you intend to grow your mushrooms.
Once we harvested the mushrooms we fried them in butter and enjoyed a hearty scrambled egg and mushroom breakfast.
This is one project that you can enjoy with your family from the youngest pre-school student to your high school students. The best part is that you can consume it at the end of the process!
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- In the USA Back to the Roots and on Amazon (Mushroom Farm)
- In Australia and New Zealand from Fluid Growers (Organic Mushroom Farm)
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Thank you to Fluid Growers for supplying this wonderful product to our homeschool we really enjoyed learning about mushrooms with this wonderful easy to use product and hope that many other children will experience the delight of growing their own food with this hands on product.