7 of the Best Mushroom Kits to Grown your Own at Home

Gisela Possetto 2021-10-23

If you love mushrooms and have always been interested in growing your own fresh, organic mushrooms, you've come to the right place. Please, read next to find about 7 of the best mushroom kits to grown your own at home. All the options presented here are very good for getting started with delicious healthy mushroom types growing!

There's no doubt that foraging for mushrooms in the wild is fun, exciting, and it's a nice way of incorporating a little bit of exercise. But let's be real, if we don't live surrounded by nature, we have to grown our own stuff at our places and let me tell you there's an interesting range of options available online for you to do so! Being a sustainable mushroom grower is possible for everyone!

With no further adu, let's check these 7 options for you to start growing healthy mushroom types at home! We'll first refer a brief description of each kit and later we'll have a closer look to these products!

Our Top Pick for Healthy Mushroom Types

Root Mushroom Farm - Golden Oyster Mushroom - All in one Growing kit

Enjoy the flavor of golden oysters at home with this kit. No chemicals, easy set up. Great kit. Buy on Amazon

North Spore - Lion's Mane Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit

Easy to use kit to harvest your own gourmet mushrooms at home. Kit contains a sawdust block colonized with exotic Lion's Mane mushrooms. Buy on Amazon

Forest Origins - Pink Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit

Grow gourmet pink oyster mushrooms with this great kit in a few weeks. Just mist the mushroom and it will be ready to harvest in no time! Buy on Amazon

Forest Origins - Brown Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit

Ready to enjoy the best brown oyster shrooms you ever tried? It's possible to do it with this practical kit. Buy on Amazon

Back to the Roots Organic Mini Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit

This is a very educational option for kids and a secure success for beginners. Have the funniest experience growing mini mushrooms suitable for a variety of dishes. Buy on Amazon

Gallboys - Mushroom Lion's Mane Mushroom Kit

Exotic and extremely delicious lobster-like flavor guaranteed with this kit! Not a recommended one for beginners, thou. Buy on Amazon

GMHP - Organic Shiitake Mushroom Grow Kit

If you love shiitakes, you're gonna love this kit. Get fresh, chemical-free, home harvested shiitakes to impress everyone! Buy on Amazon

Please, join us now in a more detailed analysis and review of each one of these amazing kits to grow your own healthy mushroom types:

Root Mushroom Farm - Golden Oyster Mushroom - All in one Growing kit

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Sustainable Warriors Score
4_5

Buy on Amazon

What I Like

  • All in one starter growing kit
  • No extra tools needed
  • Multiple harvests!

What I Don't Like

  • Packaging could be more resistant.

This particular growing kit is everything you need to grown mushrooms in one box! The kit contains one Ready to grow golden oyster mushroom log, a humidity tent, a spray bottle and a detailed instruction manual. You do not need any extra tools to start! Mushrooms start growing approximately 7 in days once you begin to spray.

The sealed unopened box can last for months! With its unique design and method, you can easily have multiple harvests and amazing production with this easy to use mushroom growing kit.

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The kit is perfect to get you started since it offers a wonderful opportunity to learn how to grow mushrooms. It comes with detailed instructions,and the steps are simple to follow. Growing mushroom is more than just a fun, it's also a responsible and sustainable decision to improve your diet with organic mushroom types.

These Golden Oyster mushrooms are delicious and easy to grow. I kept mine by the sink for best humidity, (also make sure that there's enough sunlight for the kit, this will determine the intensity of the golden color). The plastic bag could be bigger. I lost a clump when the larger of the two went off to the side and pulls the bag over the smaller clump. However this is a great kit to get you started and it's also a great present to give!

North Spore - Lion's Mane Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit

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Sustainable Warriors Score
3_5

Buy on Amazon

What I Like

  • This variety is delicious!
  • High quality gourmet flavor.

What I Don't Like

  • Pricey, but worth it!
  • Not a pack for starters

This is one of the most delicate and gourmet organic mushroom types on the planet, and this kit brings you the possibility of easy growing and harvesting your own gourmet mushrooms at home!

Lion's Mane mushrooms are pretty much used as a substitute for lobster, crab, or certain kinds of fish in some recipes. It's not only delicious, but it is low in calories since it has no fat, and the protein content is proportionately high. So if you are vegan, this is one great source of proteins!

Each kit contains a block of growing substrate pre-populated with mushroom mycelium, a sprayer for watering, and complete easy to follow instructions on growing and harvesting your mushroom crop. Instructions are clear and easy to follow!

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Now the packaging reads "mushroom kits will start to produce in only 2 weeks", but I advise you to go easy and be patient because in my case, for instance, it took a little longer (like a month). Don't give up! if you follow the steps closely, you will harvest Lion Mane, which is BTW not an easy one to grow, so probably not the best option for starters.

Lion's Mane mushrooms are great and extremely healthy, they can help your memory, focus and concentration. It is an anti inflammatory antioxidant, too. They are extremely delicious and equally as hard to find fresh in stores. I love fresh mushrooms and when I saw this grow at home kit I was very excited! It came quickly with explicit directions that we recommend you to read very carefully before starting. Except for the time that it takes to grow, this is a great option!

Forest Origins - Pink Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit

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Sustainable Warriors Score
5_5

Buy on Amazon

What I Like

  • Easy to grow anf for all ages!
  • All natural and made in the United States
  • 100% guaranteed grow or your get your money back

What I Don't Like

  • Says otherwise, but it's hard to harvest a second batch.

This amazing pink oyster mushroom farm is a great deal! Grow gourmet pink oyster mushrooms within a few weeks. Just mist the mushroom and it will be ready to harvest one of the most delicious gourmet organic mushroom types.

If you have kids around the house, this is a perfect gift for them to teach them about the importance of sustainability and how easy is to do it at home! It's also a great product for a Science Fair at school! Unopened, this mushroom kit lasts for months. This is why it makes it a great gift for family, friend gift, child gift, educational gift or science gift. You will be gifting them with a wonderful experience, for sure.

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First time using this, and I'm very happy with the flush I got. In 7 days it was huge and ready to eat. Be aware that once they start coming up they need sprayed 10 or more times a day. I carried mine to work and sprayed them every hour and they grew FAST and BIG!. Be sure to sterilize your knife, fork you use to make the cut etc. I just boiled the utensils for 10 minutes to sterilize them. Also, know that the color fades as they're ready to harvest. I followed instructions but couldn't get a second flush, however. That was disappointing. But for the price and practicality, this is a perfect scorer!

Forest Origins - Brown Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit

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Sustainable Warriors Score
5_5

Buy on Amazon

What I Like

  • Easy to grow! Great for kids!
  • Delicious gourmet flavor
  • 100% guaranteed grow or your get your money back

What I Don't Like

  • Says otherwise, but it's hard to harvest a second batch.

This amazing brown oyster mushroom farm is a great deal! Another great growing kit by Forest Origins to help you grow gourmet brown oyster mushrooms within a few weeks. Just mist the mushroom in the required amounts and voila...You will be ready to harvest one of the most delicious and gourmet organic mushroom types to prepare whatever dish you want!

Forest Origins products are all natural and made in the United States, which is actually great when you are buying organic. When buying local, you are not only supporting your local farmers but you are buying freshness since local products don't have to travel thousands of miles to get to your table. Whenever you can, chose organic!

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This is another perfect scorer for me! I got great results and I'm not much of a gardener, like honestly. But this kit looked so practical and easy to put together that I took my chance and I didn't miss! I don't know how you fell about it but it definitely is an extra when you eat what you can harvest, right? A real rewarding experience that feels you with joy! All possible with this kit.


Now, some observations as regards the process: instructions are crystal clear but growing (particularly mushrooms) requires patience. So, if you follow all directions to the letter in starting the kit and diligently keep them misted, you will get results. In my experience, by day 5, I could see so many little mushroom pins popping up that they didn't all fit in the original opening. That's when I decided to make some more punctures in the plastic wrap, and let the crop boom as much as it wanted to. Again, I stepped up the misting (this is so key!) aan by day 7 I had nice caps forming, and on day 9 I harvested... Highly recommended kit!

Back to the Roots Organic Mini Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit

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Sustainable Warriors Score
4_5

Buy on Amazon

What I Like

  • 100% organic and non GMO product.
  • Able to grow all year round
  • Convenient and easy!

What I Don't Like

  • Not always possible to get a second batch.

The best way to prepare a dish is to cook with the freshest ingredients, we can all agree on that. And what better way to do that than by growing your own! The Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Grow Kit is the easiest way to grow your own organic mushroom types at home.

Just open, spray daily with the included mister, and in 10 days you'll be harvesting your own mushrooms right out of the box. The best part is you can grow a crop of mushrooms indoors all-year round right by your windowsill, and it'll keep growing fresh in any season.

Each crop of mushrooms from this growing kit can produce 3 to 4 servings, and each box can grow up to two crops. Cook them however you like whether sauteed or grilled, or you can just add them into your favorite dishes like pasta. They taste exquisite and real!

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What I really like about this growing kit is so much fun to watch! I followed the directions, exactly as written, and the mushrooms began growing within 3-4 days. I will say that I did soak them for close to 10 hours before putting them back in the box to grow and I believe this helped a ton, so keep it in mind if choosing this kit.

Another tip, try to place the box inside by a window with the blinds closed in order for them to get indirect sunlight. The mushrooms grew tremendously for almost a week before they started to shrink so I clipped them to cook with and they were DELICIOUS! I'm knocking off a star because it was difficult to get a second harvest, but great product!

Gallboys - Mushroom Lion's Mane Mushroom Kit

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Sustainable Warriors Score
2_5

Buy on Amazon

What I Like

  • Exotic mushroom and delicious!
  • Kit includes humidity tent and instructions.

What I Don't Like

  • Growing requires more time and care tha regular shrooms, but definitely worth it.

I've never heard of lion's mane variety before, so I was really curious when I came across this kit online and I saw the pictures. Beyond its pompous appearance, lion's mane mushrooms are simply extraordinary in its flavor and texture.

The kit produces cascading, icicle-like clusters that enlarge to the size of baseballs! This is not an easy one to get started with and that's why I'm knocking off a couple of stars, although it is a great kit if you are a more experienced gardener already. A 55 - 75┬░ F environment is needed for this shrooms to bloom. And temperature is key to succeed!

Popularity is growing among vegans as regards lion mane's mushrooms because of its "lobster"-like flavor when cooked with butter and onions.

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To be honest, lions mane are notoriously more difficult to grow than other shrooms. Some observations -from my own experience - about this particular kit and tips that might help you grow this extra gourmet mushrooms at home.

The directions in the box are a bit unclear, however if you read the label on the actual culture is says "do not open this bag until 30 days from X date". THAT is when you cut the bag and proceed to the humidity tent phase. Personally, I build a box of glass and wood and have a warming pad under neath the culture to maintain the appropriate environment. This is essential for the mushrooms to grow properly. So, if you are looking for extra flavor and you are patient enough, definitely a nice choice.

GMHP - Organic Shiitake Mushroom Grow Kit

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Sustainable Warriors Score
4_5

Buy on Amazon

What I Like

  • Fresh and exquisite shiitakes!
  • Very practical log system
  • Kit includes instructions + humidity sleeve

What I Don't Like

  • Designed to be started when received, bare in mind.

The kit allows you to quickly grow some of the mushrooms used by the finest chefs in the world easily and quickly almost anywhere in your own home! The whole growing kit takes little space for growing mushrooms, it requires no more care nor knowledge than a common tropical plant and comes with complete instructions and materials to maintain the correct environmental conditions around your log.

Mushroom logs can be used for growing mushrooms on a coffee table, counter, or desk - they will produce mushrooms virtually anywhere the right temperature is maintained! You'll have the opportunity not only to enjoy watching these exotic mushrooms grow but also to enjoy eating the freshest mushrooms possible.

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Each shiitake kit may produce a pound or more of mushrooms in 2 to 4 crops (at least, it says). The total number of mushrooms you can expect to get on each log may vary from log to log, and depend on your care of the log and the environmental conditions in your home Remember that Shiitake mushrooms need plenty of fresh air to develop normally.

So, I really love this innovative mushroom kit. First of all because shiitakes are my favorite and I never thought I could grow them myself! Really cool idea, educational if you have kids around the house and easy to set up if you are a beginner grower. I'm knocking off a star just because you have to buy and immediately grow them and shrooms may easily contaminate. But for the rest, great choice!

Mushroom growing kits are really a wonderful alternative to canned or frozen versions because you can grow smaller amounts in a controlled environment, and choose your favorites as they bloom.

All in all, there is no end to the time a kit can continue growing mushrooms if you just provide the conditions for their survival.

Nothing feels better than harvesting your favorite variety of edible fresh organic mushroom types, minutes before dinner is on the table. That's a flavor one does not forget easily! Here you have some options: Organic Mushrooms: 3 Recipes that Will Make your Mouth Water

Hope you can find the mushroom growing kit that best work for you and your needs and happy harvesting!

More options here: Healthy Mushroom Recipes for Tasty Meatless Meals

Gisela Possetto

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