Mushroom kits have actually had a fair amount of bad press recently with many critics claiming they provide very poor value for money 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 will get button mushroom grow kits and you could get oyster mushroom grow kits. psilocybin mushroom spores for sale of these are the most common and can 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, enabling you to grow your personal mushrooms like Shiitake, Portobello and much more. These kits usually cost around ï¿½5 to ï¿½10 and can probably offer you around ï¿½5 worth of mushrooms (if grown in the perfect environment, and depending on variety as some mushrooms cost more then others in the shops).
I hardly understand why people moan when it costs more to buy a mushroom growing kit then it does to buy the mushrooms themselves. The majority of the supermarket mushrooms are grown massively in bulk and so are usually grown in other countries and imported across, where it is so much cheaper for them to grow them. Then theres the truth that in a kit you get a box and get the substrate (compost or straw) in addition to a small bag of spawn. Once you buy mushrooms from a shop you aren’t left with excellent compost for the garden (mushroom compost is probably the most expensive and nutritious forms of compost as the mushrooms breakdown and recycle many nutrients within the substrate). And then 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 effective way of growing your personal mushrooms and even if sometimes they don’t offer amazing affordability in comparison with the shop price become familiar with so much from doing it yourself and will probably take great pride in growing and eating your own mushrooms. Maybe even once you have learned a bit more about cultivating mushrooms you can cut out the middleman and discover your own substrate (straw, newspaper, manure) and buy or make your own mushroom spawn. That’s where you can get real value for money too, growing hundreds of pounds worth of mushroom from literally a couple of pounds investm