- 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.
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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Fun and successful experience!!
Bought this as a birthday present for myself, and It was a lot of fun to watch it grow on the counter on a daily basis!! We got a large fruiting and made a big dish with friends and family. The mushrooms were delicious, everybody enjoyed them!! We got it to fruit one more time on the counter, then we split the block in half and put one half in our large underground compost box and the other half in our raised garden bed, covered with hay. Both have fruited one small mushroom thus far. We will definitely buy more products from this company!
Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience, Chelsea! Our team is here to help if you ever need anything.
Amazing customer service! Amazing experience growing at home!
I bet much enjoyed every time i purchased products from North Spore!
Your review made our day, Nick! Please reach out if you ever need anything.
It was a gift to my niece and she is getting ready to harvest the first flush. She is very excited!
Thanks for sharing, Jean! The team is here to help if you ever need anything.
That was absolutely THE BEST mushroom I have ever eaten! I have never grown a mushroom in my life but I will be doing it again. Kit was simple and it hooked me! I do a lot of reading on this stuff and from what I understand Northspore has quality materials to grow your own. It was just soooo easy with great instructions…….I need to grow more!
We're so glad you enjoyed the experience, Sandra! Thanks for the great review.
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The kit worked as advertised. I made lions mane crab cakes from them. They were delicious!
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The grow kit worked as advertised. I made a humidity tent. Sprayed it 3 times a day and viola!
Thanks for the great review, Alexis! We really appreciate your support.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
My mom got this for me for my birthday. I have always LOVED mushrooms. I live in a condo with cats so growing things is difficult due to space and my cats eat all my plants. This product was PERFECT. I did purchase a plastic container from Home Depot and drilled holes in it so I could protect it from the cats. Within 10 days of spraying 1-2 times a day it grew so much! I am still waiting a little longer to harvest. I am so happy with this product. I can’t wait to get more. I have told many of my friends with similar interests about it. Thank you for making it so simple and fun!
Your review made our day, Mallory! Please reach out if you ever need anything.
The kit was easy to use and fun to watch grow. Oh and the result was delicious!
Thanks so much, Don! We really appreciate the kind review.
A great introduction to mycology.
The Lion's main mushroom grew quickly and well and I was introduced to a wonderful new taste.
Great product! Fruits are still growing?
Thanks, Bryan! The team is here to help if you ever need anything.