- 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 mushrooms are one of our best-selling Spray & Grow Kits because they produce plump, dense, shaggy, delicious 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?)
About the kit:
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.
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.
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 love this product and this company just ordered my monthly subscription ;) thanks northspore y'all are great
We couldn't do it without customers like you, Dylin! Thanks for the great review.
Grew like a champ!
On my second flush now.
We're so glad everything is working out, Andrew! Thanks for the great review.
I bought this for my son and he actually sold the fruits to someone who was hoping lion's mane might help with MS. He asked me where I got the kit, i said NorthSpore, and he said oh, cool, I've seen them on YouTube. Always excellent quality, and customer service rocks.
Your review made our day, Val! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Our team is here to help if you ever need anything!
Great Mushrooms and Lots of Fun
These kits are excellent! They are easy to grow and I got two solid flushes from mine. Highly recommend, thanks North Spore!
Thanks so much, Brooklyn! We really appreciate the kind review. We're really happy the kit worked out great for you!
Great for beginners!
So fun to watch this grow! Great product for beginners to get used to tending to mushrooms, highly recommend!
Thanks for sharing, Kristi! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.
Such a great experience
From the communication to the rewards to the product... this has been so great. Our lion's mane spray and grow kit was so fun! It produced a large amount of wonderful mushrooms we used to make a vegan MD Crab soup! Absolutely amazing!!!
Your review made our day, Matt! We're so glad you're enjoying the experience!
1st Time Grower
Easy to get start and was able to harvest within a couple of *****! Would definitely recommend for new growers.
Thanks for sharing, Vicki! We really appreciate your support. If you need help with anything, please reach out.
First “batch” of Lions Mane were delicious and tasted like lobster. I’m waiting for new pins to develop to see if we can harvest more. It’s been about a week since peeling off the brown that appeared. Hopefully we’ll see the pins in another week or so.
Your Lion's mane looks amazing, Robert. We’re so glad everything is working out for you and that you got some delicious mushrooms.
An odd but tasty way to healthy living!
We got a Lion's Mane kit and I was hesitant at first because growing out the side of a box seemed really strange. Very happy that we actually got this because it not only produced a fantastic flush of mushrooms, but it was easy and convenient. We had a lot more volume than expected and ended up using them in stir fry, salads, and even added them pizzas and in a lasagna that made everything better. If you've never had these before, they may be an acquired taste on their own, but I liked them just sliced and grilled in a foil basket with some seasonings. They're a great add to almost any veggie mix. The box was easy and after harvest we had a nice little box of compost material. All around a really good deal and fun way to grow your own. We'll be trying some pink oysters next!
We are so glad the spray & grow kit worked out! Lion's mane is one of our favorite species too! Glad you are enjoying them!
3 different mushrooms
The experience is going well the pink oyster is flushing the lions main is starting and the blue oyster is not far behind love these products will be buying more got to get one of the North Spores tee
Thanks, Thomas! We couldn’t do it without customers like you.