- Organic Lion's Mane ‘Spray & Grow’ Mushroom Growing Kit
Organic Lion's Mane ‘Spray & Grow’ Mushroom Growing Kit
|Grow speed||2 weeks|
|Certifications||USDA certified organic|
|Kit shelf life||6 months (refrigerated)|
|Kit dimensions||10in H x 5in W x 5in D|
|Kit weight||4 lbs|
Why we love them:
Lion's mane mushroom kits are the easiest of all our Spray & Grow Kits and produce plump, dense, shaggy mushroom clusters. Lion’s mane is highly versatile and can be enjoyed cooked, dried, extracted, or even steeped as a tea! And because it contains brain-supporting compounds, it’s also a popular medicinal mushroom in addition to a delicious fungi fan favorite. (Meatless crab cakes, anyone?)
Our USDA-certified organic lion's mane mushroom kits are reliable producers and tend to yield large flushes of beautiful creamy white mushrooms when given adequate humidity. With continued proper care, you may be able to get multiple flushes. (We 100% guarantee your first flush of mushrooms, but hope you'll try for 2 or 3!)
Note: Lion's mane can be prone to drying out if the ambient humidity is too low, so we recommend that you water it generously.
"5 of the Best Lion's Mane Mushroom Recipes"
That's not mold, it's mycelium!
Your kit includes an amended sawdust block fully colonized with mushroom mycelium. It may appear covered with a soft, white, mold-like substance - that's the mushroom mycelium! It is completely normal. The mycelium of some species is more prominent than others.
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) Lift open the top of your box to find the sprayer and instruction booklet. Fill the sprayer with tap water and generously spritz the plastic where you sliced your 'X' shape. Spritz your kit at least twice daily - more if you're in a particularly dry climate. (If your mushrooms start to grow but dry up and die, your growing conditions may be too dry and you should make 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) It usually takes 5-14 days for pins to form. Once pins begin to form, mushrooms will grow quickly. So when you spot your first pins keep an eye on them. The warmer the environment the faster they will grow. Mushrooms should be ready to harvest 2-5 days after pin formation.
If you're not ready to use immediately, your Lion's Mane Spray & Grow Kit can be refrigerated or stored in a cool dry place, out of direct sunlight, for up to 3 months.
"5 of the Best Lion's Mane Mushroom Recipes"
Due to its consistency and flavor, lion's mane can be used as a seafood substitute in recipes. We like to slice it into rounds and pan-fry it in olive oil or butter, or try ripping it up and making 'Lion's Mane Cakes' by following a crab cake recipe with the lion's mane subbing in for the crab meat.
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.
Simply take a trash bag or other loosely fitting plastic bag and put PLENTY of 1/2 inch holes in it (THIS IS IMPORTANT: Mushrooms exhale CO2 and inhale oxygen. They will suffocate themselves if there isn’t adequate airflow! Lion's mane that look stringy or strange are usually growing that way because they need more air!). Spray the slice at least once per day with the included spray bottle. If you choose to use a humidity tent make sure to spray the inside of the tent once per day to maintain humidity.
If you’re going to consume home-grown mushrooms, make sure to cook your fresh mushrooms thoroughly with heat. If it is your first time eating this species, it is best to start with a small amount to check for allergies, even if cooked.
Mushrooms grow spores as they develop. This is a natural means of reproduction. This is when people with allergies or compromised immune systems may want to consider putting fruiting mushroom kits outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Spores in mushrooms sometimes cause respiratory irritation. In rare cases, spores may also cause irritation for some non-allergic or non-immunocompromised mushroom growers. If you are one of them, it is recommended to reduce the overall spore load by harvesting mushrooms while they are still in their younger growth stages.
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I bought three kits (this one and the blue and pink oysters), and this is the best grower of the three! Highly recommend setting up a humidity tent like they suggested- mine started pinning without it, but inly really took off once I did that. First flush was just under a pound, but I'm expecting the second one to be even bigger since it it started off in better humidity, unlike the first flush.
Worrisome but worth it
The Lions Mane had a small yield and did not look like it would sprout again but it did! I am impressed! Cooked up nice... made Lions Mane Lo Mein! Was worth the eats And the learning experience. Ordering more soon. PEACE
Lions mane kits
Works every time. Nice!!
As good as shrimp!
Best if you have a seafood allergy and would like to consume a seafood alternative.
Great easy to grow kit but I must have picked it too early. Mine were dry and did not taste the same as what I get at the organic market. My second spawn is getting ready to pick so I'll let it bloom longer and get shaggy and see how it goes.
Favorite kit so far!
Fantastic kit with a new to us mushroom! So far we've gotten three flushes out of it living on our kitchen tabletop and we're going to attempt to use the remaining mycelium to inoculate into a bucket and take it outside. Great flavor mushroom, definitely a hit with the kiddos.
Not sure yet
I only opened and started spritzing my growing kit about 4 days ago. So far, I don’t see any growth. Is that normal?
Hi Elizabeth, it can take up to 14 days for pinning to start (although 7 days is the average.) If you have more questions or need assistance, you can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a faster response :-)
I’ve always found mushrooms fascinating and a few years ago I was shopping with my family and found a mushroom growing kit in a Home Depot was amazing but could never find them again after but then years later I find this website sense I was still interested in fungus I bought the ***** mane kit. Easy to use a really gateway in to cultivating mushrooms I find it really cool and a worthwhile purchase for people new or interested in learning
Seldom do I write reviews for products but after buying a few different mushroom kits from different suppliers, I'm here to say that North Spore's is top notch! The quality and integrity of this fungi and all the work that has gone into the packaging and informational guides is incredible. When I started my Lion's Mane I was having a stubborn grow but with a little help from one of North Spore's expert I was up and running the NEXT day. It was amazing. I have also gifted one of these kits to my friend who also had a successful grow and was so happy. Lion's Mane is truly so special. Thank you all for everything you do!
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