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Grow Kit Instructions (Detailed)

  1. Gather the Materials:

    • Steel City Spore grow kit (includes substrate block with mycelium)

    • Spray bottle (for misting)

    • Water (preferably distilled or filtered)

    • Knife 

  2. Prepare the Environment:

    • Choose a clean and well-ventilated area for your  grow kit.

    • Keep out direct sunlight and away from fans.

    • Best keep in area that is 67-77 degrees.

    • Clean the area and ensure it's free from contaminants.

  3. Prepare the Grow Kit:

    • Remove perforated area on the side of the grow kit box.

    • Cut small X shape, 3-4 inches, into the now exposed section of the box 

  4. Create a Humid Environment:​

    • Mist the exposed area of the bag 3-5 times a day depending on how dry or humid the surrounding area is.

    • If you are placing the grow kit in a more dry environment consider placing it next to a humidifier or covering loosely with a plastic bag to help retain humidity.​

  5. Harvesting:

    • Lion's mane mushrooms

      • develop as spiky, white clusters (roughly 10 days to begin to form). They will begin to form small, icicle-like growths. Once these are clearly defined its time to harvest.  (Sometimes the mushroom can start off pinkish, and this is fine. Its a sign of a healthy grow and will turn white)

    • Oyster mushrooms

      • will begin to grow as small, pin-like structures that develop into caps (roughly 10 day to begin to form). Harvest the mushrooms when the caps are fully expanded but before the edges begin to curl upward.

    • Harvest the mushrooms when they reach the desired size but are still young and firm.

  6. Repeat or Dispose: ( 2-3 flushes per block)

    • After harvesting, you can repeat the process by rehydrating the substrate block and returning to Step 4.

    • If you don't wish to continue growing, dispose of the spent substrate responsibly.

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