Where To Buy Lion’s Mane Mushroom Grow Kit
Lion’s mane mushroom kits Or Lions Mane Grow Kit are the most simple of our Spray & Grow Kits, producing plump, thick, shaggy mushroom clusters. Lion’s mane is quite versatile and can be eaten cooked, dried, extracted, or even steeped in tea! It’s also a popular medical mushroom, as well as a delectable fungal fan favorite, because it contains brain-supporting chemicals. (Would you want some meatless crab cakes?)
When given enough humidity, these USDA-certified organic lion’s mane mushroom kits produce big flushes of lovely creamy white mushrooms. You may be able to receive numerous flushes if you maintain adequate care. (We guarantee your first flush of mushrooms, but we hope you try for two or three!). Note: Lion’s mane might dry out if the humidity level is too low, therefore we recommend that you water it frequently.
That’s not Mold, it’s Mycelium!
Your package contains an altered sawdust block that has been completely infested with mushroom mycelium. The mushroom mycelium may appear to be coated with a soft, whitish, mold-like material. It’s perfectly natural. Some species’ mycelium is more visible than others.
Directions Of Lions Mane Grow Kit
1) Inside this box is an amended sawdust block that has been completely colonized by mushroom mycelium. Open the front of your kit along the perforated line and dispose of the remaining cardboard.
2) Slice an ‘X’ into the plastic underneath with a sharp knife or scissors.
3) Remove the sprayer and instruction manual from the top of your package. Fill the sprayer halfway with tap water and liberally spritz the plastic where you cut the ‘X’ form. Spritz your gear at least twice a day, more if you live in a dry region. (If your mushrooms begin to develop but then die, your growth circumstances may be too dry, and you should construct a humidity tent!)
4) Place your kit in the most humid part of your home and outside of direct sunlight. We suggest putting it on a kitchen counter close to a sink. The mushroom mycelium will sense the oxygen in the air and produce mushroom ‘pins,’ another term for ‘baby mushrooms.’
5) Pins typically take 5-14 days to develop. Mushrooms will grow swiftly after pins begin to appear. So keep a look out for your first few pins. The faster they develop, the warmer the surroundings. Mushrooms should be harvested 2-5 days following pin development.
How To Store Lions Mane Grow Kit
If you are not ready to use your Lion’s Mane Spray & Grow Kit right away, it can be refrigerated or stored in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight for up to 3 months.
Ingredients Of Lions Mane Grow Kit
USDA Certified Organic. The spawn used in our mushroom kits is grown on organic grain and made with organic cultures from our own culture bank. Our kits are handmade from a blend of non-GMO woods and supplements from farms and forests in New England and North America.
Cooking Of Lions Mane Grow Kit
Lion’s mane can be used as a seafood alternative in dishes due to its consistency and flavor. We like to slice it into rounds and pan-fry it in olive oil or butter, or shred it up and make ‘Lion’s Mane Cakes’ by substituting lion’s mane for crab flesh in a crab cake recipe.
Creating a Humidity Tent
Simply poke PLENTY of 1/2 inch holes in a garbage bag or other loosely fitting plastic bag (THIS IS IMPORTANT: Mushrooms breathe in oxygen and emit CO2. They will suffocate if there is little airflow! Lion’s manes that appear stringy or odd are normally doing so because they want more air!). Spray the slice with the provided spray bottle at least once every day. If you use a humidity tent, make sure you spray the interior of the tent once a day to keep the humidity up.
Cautions & considerations
If you’re going to eat homegrown mushrooms, make sure you completely cook them with heat. If this is your first time eating this species, start with a tiny quantity to test for allergies, even if it is cooked.
Mushrooms produce spores as they mature. This is a natural reproduction method. People with allergies or impaired immune systems might consider growing fruiting mushroom kits outside or in a well-ventilated place at this time. Mushroom spores can occasionally cause respiratory discomfort.
Spores may also irritate certain non-allergic or non-immunocompromised mushroom producers in rare situations. If you are one of them, it is advised that you pick mushrooms when they are still in their early stages of growth to lower the total spore burden.