Grow Kit In-A-Bag™ Wood-Loving Guide - Side Growing - Shiitake
Supplies You'll Need
We specifically designed this bag to make it as easy as possible to grow mushrooms with the least number of supplies.
- Fully colonized mushroom block
- Alcohol Wipes and/or Spray Bottle Filled with 70% Isopropyl Alcohol
- Clean, sharp scissors or sharp knife
- Mist bottle
- Latex Gloves and Face Mask
- Light source (indirect light or a LED light)
- Temperature and humidity control (if possible)
Step 1: Prepare Your Workspace
Ensure a clean workspace. Wash hands and sterilize tools.
Step 2: Flip Bag
Rotate the bag so that the weight of the substrate sits on top of the top flap and filter.
Step 3: Cut and Open Bag
Using clean scissors or a knife, cut a large 3 inch ‘X’ across the front for a "fruiting
Step 4: Choose Environment
Place the grow bag in indirect light, ideal for oyster mushrooms.
Step 5: Provide Humidity
Optimal fruiting requires high humidity. Mist lightly with distilled water once every one or two days. Optional: Use a tent with a humidifier.
Step 6: Maintain Temperature
Keep the temperature at 75-80°F (24-27°C). Utilize a warm room or a space heater.
Step 7: Monitor and Adjust
Regularly check humidity and temperature. Adjust to maintain optimal conditions. Keep the surface moist but not overly wet.
Step 8: Observe Primordia Formation
Within days, primordia (early mushroom structures) should emerge on the block.
Step 9: Increase Light Exposure
As primordia form, gradually expose to indirect light, signaling mushroom growth.
Step 10: Harvesting
Harvest oyster mushrooms when they reach the desired size. Cut at the base with clean scissors or a knife for the best texture and flavor.
Remember, mushroom cultivation is an art; adjust based on your environment. Be patient and observe growth patterns for necessary adjustments.