- Fruiting Block Kit FAQ
Fruiting Block Kit FAQ
What are the best fruiting block kits for beginners?
Oyster and lion's mane mushroom fruiting block kits are great for beginners because they are reliable producers and require the least amount of effort.
What are your fruiting blocks made from?
Our fruiting block kits are made from sawdust blocks that have been ammended with substrate supplements.
Should I take the fruiting block out of the bag?
You should leave the block in the bag for the entire duration of the growing cycle. The only exception to this is the shiitake block, which should be removed from the bag once it has turned mostly brown.
How often should I water my fruiting block kit?
Mushrooms need adequate humidity and ventilation to survive and thrive, so proper care is important. You should water a minimum of once a day, spraying the outside of your block over the sliced area. If you live in an area that has low humidity, are growing during winter months, or notice that your fruiting block is dry, water more frequently or create a humidity tent.
Note: Shiitake blocks have different humidity requirements. Please follow the shiitake-specific directions.
How should I store my fruiting block kit?
Before growing: Store at room temperature away from direct sunglight. No refrigeration is necessary.
While growing: Place your sliced bag in the most humid part of your home (like next to the sink), in a humidity tend, or in a humidity-controlled grow chamber. Make sure it is kept away from direct sunlight.
How long can I store a fruiting block kit?
Fruiting blocks can be stored for up to 4 weeks before growing. Store them at room temperature away from direct sunlight. No refrigeration is necessary.
Note: Shiitake blocks can only be store until the block turns dark brown, at which time they must be used.
There were mushrooms growing inside the bag when the kit arrived. Is that okay?
How many flushes can I expect from a fruiting block kit?
What temperature should I grow my fruiting block it at?
We have listed optimal temperature ranges on each fruiting block kit product page. You can find them in the section below the product description under "Temperature Guide."
Do I need to grow my fruiting block in a humidity-controlled chamber?
Most kits will grow a second flush, but each subsequent harvest will be smaller in size. Before trying for another flush, give your block a one-week break from spraying, then soak it in cold water for 20 minutes, and re-start daily water spraying.
How do I make a humidity tent?
If your home is very dry, and you do not have a humidity-controlled grow chamber, you may need to make a humidity tent to place over the over fruiting block. To do this, find a loose-fitting plastic bag and make plenty of ½-inch holes all over it. Then place it over the fruiting block (that is still inside it’s original bag.) Once you’ve made the humidity tent, be sure to spray the inside of it a minimum of once per day.
How do I harvest my fruiting block kit?
How can I tell if my fruiting block kit is contaminated?