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Ready to Grow

With just a spray of mist twice a day, this low-maintenance, DIY mushroom kit will grow up to a pound and a half of gourmet pearl oyster mushrooms in as little as 10 days! Everything you need to get growing—the mister, instructions and box—is included, plus a natural soil substrate composed of recycled plant materials, such as corncobs, wheat bran, and oak shavings. Each kit grows 2–4 crops. Made in Oakland, California.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

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Recycled
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Item ID
21055
Made from
oak wood, wheat, corn, oyster mushroom spawn
Measurements
4.5" L x 3.5" W x 11" H; 3 lbs.
Notes
Please note: This box contains a living mushroom root, so don't be surprised by what's inside! Most kits, when opened, will contain a white substance; this is the healthy mycelium (mushroom roots) ready to grow as soon as it's slit open. Kits are inoculated with oyster mushroom spawn after being thoroughly sterilized.

Mushrooms grown in a high altitude or dry climate might require a little extra attention. Soak the bag for at least 24 hours, spritz at least to 3-4 times per day and give your mushrooms a home in your garage, basement, closet or cupboard to avoid exposure to increased dryness from heating and AC systems.

Please note: not for customers or recipients with mushroom allergies.
Could take up to as many as 30 days to sprout.
Oyster mushrooms - the kind contained in the kit -love fresh air.

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MUSHROOM KIT
 
3.8

(based on 162 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (30)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (47)
  • Accurate instructions (43)
  • Lightweight (41)
  • Healthy (30)
  • Attractive (20)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (7)
  • Didn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (54)
  • Garden (20)
  • Patio (15)
  • Deck (10)
  • Outdoors (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (42), Getting started (32), Avid gardener (31), Budget shopper (30), Master gardener (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (75)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (62), No (8)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (20), Husband (14), Father (13), Mother (12), Self (8)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (44), Birthday (11), Other (6), Mother’s day (5), Father’s day (4)

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4.0

I'll be buying more.

By 

from Huntsville, AL

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

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        Comments about MUSHROOM KIT:

        I thought this was a good buy when I thought it only grew one batch of mushrooms, but now I find out it grows two batches and then can be used for a tomato patch. Watching them grow has entertained my dad for two weeks already - and he loves to cook, so preparing and eating them is fun, too.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Father
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Father’s Day

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        4.0

        Great Gift

        By 

        from Las Vegas

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about MUSHROOM KIT:

              I gave this as a gift for father's day. My dad was really excited to receive it. It is a different type of gift and something that is not what you'd find at a store.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Father
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Father’s Day

              Comment on this review

               
              1.0

              Not what I had in mind

              By 

              from Marion, IA

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about MUSHROOM KIT:

                    Followed the instructions by soaking for 8 hours and then placing back in the box, misting at least twice a day, and waiting......still not even a single mushroom has sprout.

                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Self
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Anniversary

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                    5.0

                    So unique and cool

                    By 

                    from Edwards, CO

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

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                      Cons

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                          Comments about MUSHROOM KIT:

                          I think this was a very cool gift. I have yet to see if they grow, it's just barely the end of winter. But I love that they are organic. And it's just different. And unique. And if I got this gift I would be psyched!!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Father
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Birthday

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Yummy Fun

                          By 

                          from San Jose, CA

                          About Me Midrange Shopper

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Store
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Deck
                            • Garden
                            • Indoor
                            • Patio

                            Comments about MUSHROOM KIT:

                            Very fun, easy to grow, and good to eat! I was such a hit I during the first time I bought it, this is the third time I've purchased it. Amazing gift.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                            • Other
                            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                            • Birthday

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                            5.0

                            Very happy

                            By 

                            from Columbia, SC

                            About Me Midrange Shopper

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Affordable Unique Gift

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors On The Windowsill

                              Comments about MUSHROOM KIT:

                              I was looking for a unique gift for my dad (who loves gardening). This was the perfect gift for indoor "gardening" in the dead of winter in New York State.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Father
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Birthday

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                              5.0

                              Great Gift!

                              By 

                              from Portland, OR

                              About Me Budget Shopper

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Store
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about MUSHROOM KIT:

                                  Got there on time, worked well and was fun to use and enjoy!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes
                                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                  • Father
                                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                                  4.0

                                  MMMM MMMM Good!

                                  By 

                                  from MI

                                  About Me Budget Shopper

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Store
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Basement

                                    Comments about MUSHROOM KIT:

                                    We have not started the mushroom farm yet, but we don't anticipate any problems. We had one from another source years ago.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes
                                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                    • Husband
                                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

                                    Comment on this review

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Growing mushrooms in the winter!

                                    By 

                                    from Miami, FL

                                    About Me Budget Shopper

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Store
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • On My Baker's Rack

                                      Comments about MUSHROOM KIT:

                                      This item is awesome! I bought this for my husband because he is vegan and we like to save money but still eat organic. This was easier than growing herbs and it doesn't need direct sunlight. The box says it takes up to 10 days but we were eating our oyster mushrooms on the 5th day because they grow so fast. I also bought one for my sister because she lives in an apt in NY without a lot of space and she loved it! The manufacturer will even donate one to an Elementary school of your choice if you post a photo on their FB page!

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes
                                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                      • Husband
                                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

                                      Comment on this review

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      awesome fun for a curious child

                                      By 

                                      from Cincinnati, OH

                                      About Me Budget Shopper

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about MUSHROOM KIT:

                                          for a great cause, lots of fun for a science-minded child to play with. don't expect to be "profitable" - for gastronomic uses you're much better off just buying mushrooms, but where's the fun in that?

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • Yes
                                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                          • Child
                                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                                          Q and A

                                          When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                                          290votes, 60 comments

                                          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                                          Who knew that tasty little mushrooms could be grown at home so easily? We love that this kit includes everything you need to start your own mini-mushroom farm! What would you do with your crop?

                                          Debbie
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          It looks like the box is barring.

                                          elena
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Awesome! I love it. I want it. Now.

                                          Seneca
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I love kits that allow you to grow things like this at home!

                                          Nicole
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          This is so cool!


                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Excited to see this on Uncommon Goods!

                                          Kai
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Ooooh very cool - me likey

                                          Meghan
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Sustainable goodness! This is great

                                          Alejo
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I love it!! :)

                                          Kathleen
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Very interesting - great to have fresh mushrooms for cooking when you want them.

                                          Lauren
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          This mushroom kit is GREAT! 1.5 lb of fresh oyster mushrooms in ten days?! Unreal.

                                          Kelsey
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Shroom love all the way!

                                          emily
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Although I am not a big mushroom fan, my husband is and I could see him tending this little countertop garden, and enjoy reaping the benefits.

                                          Kat
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          Cool idea, but it kinda creeps me out to see the mushrooms growing out of the box.

                                          heather
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          i'd love3 to try this out.

                                          Allison
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          fun gift for the host/hostess that is a gourmand. Perfect price point. Interesting item.

                                          Janet

                                          Oh I would love to have this!!

                                          Tina
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          This looks like something quite fun to try. It would be a great way to show children how food is grown or even for a science experiment. I'd love to see other varieties like morel, portabella, button, etc.

                                          Elizabeth
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          weird, in an interesting way.

                                          Arjun
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Super cool! :) Thanks for posting this item!

                                          Michelle
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          Between the type of mushroom grown and the shape of the kit, it just really looks like something rejected from the remake of a Sci-Fi movie. I wouldn't purchase it; it just really grosses me out.

                                          Dennis

                                          I have tried it and loved it. Lightly saute them in olive oil with garlic.

                                          anya
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Great product!

                                          Kristina

                                          absolutely fabulous kit...everybody should one or two or three.....

                                          Yury
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Father-in-Law is going to love this one. He for years he's talked about have a mushroom crop, and has yet to do anything. This looks like a great step forward for him.

                                          Kasey
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          Nothing personal...just not a fan of mushrooms.

                                          Tamara
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I just got one in the mail from igourmet.com Connoisseur of the Month Club and it is adorable. I love the sustainability of the product and for the price, you can't beat it. I can't wait to watch them sprout!

                                          Gail
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          This is so COOL!! I know what I am getting some of my family as part of their Christmas present! PLEASE, PLEASE,PLEASE, carry this product!

                                          Elissa
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          My kids loved growing and eating these mushrooms!

                                          michael
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          These mushrooms are amazing! The flavor is great, and the value is huge. You owe it to yourself to try them out!!!

                                          L.F.
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Wonderful idea and product!! Even my 11 year old daughter thought this was a great idea. I would scoop this up in a heartbeat!

                                          tel

                                          Maybe as a gift, but not for myself. Kinda weird.

                                          Dennis
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          yummy mushrooms

                                          Angela
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I could eat mushrooms every day! I like the idea of being able to grow them at home

                                          Ashley
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Very cool concept!

                                          Debbie
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          It looks like the box is barfing.

                                          Cindy

                                          Delish!!!!!

                                          Sam
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          The Mushroom Kit Looks Awesome!!! Can't Wait to try it!

                                          Ana
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          They are fun to grow! Love it!

                                          Safar
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Looks pretty cool. My friends would get a kick out of this. Thumbs up.

                                          Kirsti
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          One of the most unique gift ideas I've come across. Great for kids and aspiring chefs alike!

                                          julie
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          ewww just plain ugly!

                                          oliver
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          my kids loved this kit! a great way to introduce children to gardening! fun gift, will definatelyt order more!!

                                          andrea
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Great gift for a mushroom lover

                                          Lisa
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Love it!

                                          Beverly
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          you have to give this a try...they grow right before your very eyes! they make a great addition to any meal and tastes awesome!!

                                          sarah
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Great gigt for hostess, chef or foodie in your life at a decent price! Good job!

                                          Traci
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I have to say it freaked me out a little, but my sons would love it!

                                          Lynne
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          Not a fan of mushrooms and definitely not a fan of growing fungus in my house.

                                          V
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Great for grandkids to watch grow

                                          Dari
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Nice veggie gift idea. Not for me.

                                          Kimberly
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          like it!

                                          julie
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          I love the idea but ... kinda creeps me out to see the mushrooms growing out of the box. just saying it looks scary

                                          ryan
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I love growing my own food.....especially my shrooms!!! :)

                                          Tamara
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Seems easy for everyone. Also great for anyone without a garden or with a black thumb.

                                          Amber
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I LOVE this, and I adore that it uses coffee grounds!!

                                          Joe

                                          I have two of these at home! Great to see them on here now! Bought some for my fam as gifts too. Fun to watch them grow, out of coffee grounds of all things. Wicked cool!

                                          Osvaldo
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Looks beautiful!

                                          Marie

                                          Definite novelty item, teeny tiny box. Mushrooms would serve maybe one? So let's see, yes fun to grow but @ $20.00 a portion, way to high!

                                          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                                          Thanks for your feedback, Marie! Results are coming soon, and we're excited to see whether this kit is our next uncommon good. The kit allows you to grow up to 1.5 pounds of tasty oyster mushrooms and lets you grow multiple crops, so it's actually an inexpensive (and fun!) alternative to store-bought 'shrooms. The box is 11 inches tall, 4.5 inches long, and 3.5 inches wide, so it won't take up a lot of space.

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