Back to the Roots Gourmet Grow-at-Home Mushroom KitItem#: HN-BTTR001
- Contains recycled coffee grounds and pearl oyster mushroom spawn
- Grow and harvest mushrooms in as few as 10 days
- 3 simple steps: open box, mist with water, harvest the crop
- Harvest up to 1.5 lbs. of oyster mushrooms per box
- No shelf-life - can be grown all year round!
- Each kit can be used twice
- Each kit contains one box
One kit includes recycled coffee grounds for soil, Pearl oyster mushroom spawn (seed), Spray mister
It's easy to enjoy homegrown goodness thanks to the Back to the Roots Gourmet Grow-at-Home Mushroom Garden! This mushroom kit enables everyone from urban apartment dwellers to rural farmers to quickly and easily grow up to a pound and a half of gourmet oyster mushrooms. Each kit contains a special mixture of recycled coffee grounds and mushroom seeds encased in a compostable box with a spray mister. Removal of either of the two perforated sides will reveal coffee grounds covered in a white layer called mycelium, the root of the mushroom. These shrooms bloom best when away from central air and heat and placed in a setting where there's indirect sunlight (e.g. kitchen window sill). Cut two slits in a + shape in the exposed plastic. Then, show your mushrooms some love by spritzing them at least twice a day. In about 7 days, you'll start to see the baby mushrooms pop out and begin doubling in size every day. Around day 10 you'll be ready to harvest and enjoy!
Bonus Tip: Soaking the bag of coffee grounds and mushroom mycelium after cutting the + shaped slit overnight does wonders for encouraging a happy harvest.
About Back to the Roots
Back to the Roots (BTTR) is a 100% sustainable urban mushroom farm in Oakland, California. In 2011, Back to the Roots collected, diverted and reused 1 million pounds of coffee grounds and helped families grow over 250,000 lbs of fresh gourmet mushrooms in their own homes. For 2012, they are on pace to collect, divert, and reuse 3.6 million lbs. of coffee grounds from Peet's Coffee & Tea. Coffee beans are grown on a farm in East Africa or South America. They arrive at a roasting facility in the U.S. Customers enjoy them as coffee. BTTR picks up the spent coffee ground waste. Grounds and oyster mushroom spawn are mixed together and put in the kits. Customers grow and enjoy their mushrooms. The soil from the kit goes back into the ground. Back to the Roots was founded in 2009 by Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora during their last semester at UC Berkeley.
Dimensions & Specifications
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AssemblyPlace box indoors in indirect sunlight. Remove panel and cut open the plastic bag. Mist with water twice a day. In as little as 10 days, harvest and enjoy. Turn box around and repeat for a second harvest.
Mist garden two times a day