Mushroom kits have actually had a fair amount of bad press recently with many critics claiming they provide very poor affordability when you compare the yields of the mushroom kits with the specific price of the mushrooms in the shops. I find this a very unfair comparison and feel that it is wrong to simply compare the two with the amount of mushrooms that they produce.
You can purchase mushroom growing kits for only a few different species of mushroom – you can find button mushroom grow kits and you can get oyster mushroom grow kits. Both of these are the most common and may be purchased for the most part garden centres and usually on garden centre websites. However you can also grow other varieties from more specialist websites, allowing you to grow your own mushrooms like Shiitake, Portobello and more. These kits usually cost around ï¿½5 to ï¿½10 and can probably give you around ï¿½5 worth of mushrooms (if grown in the perfect environment, and with regards to the variety as some mushrooms cost more then others in the shops).
I don’t understand why people moan when it costs more to buy a mushroom growing kit then it can to get the mushrooms themselves. Psychedelic shrooms Uk of the supermarket mushrooms are grown massively in bulk and so are usually grown far away and imported across, where it really is so much cheaper for them to grow them. Then theres the truth that in a kit you obtain a box and get the substrate (compost or straw) in addition to a small bag of spawn. Once you buy mushrooms from the shop you aren’t left over with excellent compost for the garden (mushroom compost is among the most expensive and nutritious forms of compost as the mushrooms break down and recycle many nutrients present in the substrate). And there’s the fact that you’re growing mushrooms yourself – surely the excitement and fun factor are worth spending money on too.
In my opinion mushroom growing kits are an excellent way of growing your own mushrooms and even if sometimes they don’t really offer amazing affordability when compared to the shop price you will learn so much from carrying it out yourself and will probably take great pride in growing and eating your personal mushrooms. Maybe even once you have learned a little more about cultivating mushrooms you could cut out the middleman and find your own substrate (straw, newspaper, manure) and purchase or make your own mushroom spawn. That’s where you can get real affordability too, growing a huge selection of pounds worth of mushroom from literally a few pounds investm