Fresh Mushrooms® Magic Mushroom Grow Kit beginner set
You are new to magic mushroom cultivation. No problem, we have what you need. Order this FreshMushrooms® Grow kit starter set and receive all the items to become a successful mushroom home grower. The set includes a heating mat and items to create your mini mushroom grow room. The kit can be used once. The other items will last so next time you just need to order a new magic mushroom grow kit. Happy growing!
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The FreshMushrooms grow kit Starter Kit has everything you need to grow your first batch of mushrooms. Choose the strain you like:
Growing with the FreshMushrooms Grow Kits is extremely easy. These FreshMushrooms kits are completely maintenance-free thanks to a fully colonized substrate without fillers. You hardly have to do anything to get your first flush with high levels of psilocin. Follow the instructions below and you will be assured a high harvest of mushrooms!
- Fast growing: 1 week to first pins
- High yields: Up to 4 flushes. (with excellent conditions)
- High Potency: According the supplier the XP (Extra Potent) strains are twice as potent!
Contents of FreshMushrooms XP Mushroom Grow Kit
- 1x FreshMushrooms Mushrooms Grow box – This contains rye substrate with active mycelium
- 1x Growbag – The bag has filters across the bag.
- 2x paperclip – For closing the grow bag.
- Potable water – For misting and soaking
- Clean environment – Work clean to give other fungi and bacteria (micro organisms) no chance to contaminate.
We recommend using
How to prepare the room and yourself before you begin
- Close any open windows. Wind or draft may bring micro organisms that can contaminate the Magic Mushroom grow kit.
- When taking out the grow box with the cake from the carton box, put it on a disinfected surface. If this surface would not be clean, micro organisms may attach to the grow box and will flourish inside the Magic Mushroom grow kit, and will contaminate the grow box.
- Make sure you work with clean hands and arms. We recommend using surgical gloves or a good disinfectant when handling the kit. You should use a facemask to avoid breathing into the grow bag and on the cake.
Instructions: Starting the Magic Mushroom grow kit
1. Take the magic mushroom grow kit, plastic bag and paperclip out of the box. Remove the lid of the mushroom grow kit (store the lid properly). Rinse the lid under running water. You will need it again later (step 7).
2.Place the mushroom grow kit without lid in the plastic grow bag (opening at the top). Slide the opening of the bag under the bottom with the micro perforation pointing upwards. The opening of the bag is now largely closed. You do not have to worry about air circulation.
3. When you see the first small mushrooms ( called pins), you can put the grow bag upright. Do not water! The first magic mushrooms will be visible after about 1 week.
4. Place the mushroom grow kit in an area with enough daylight and at a temperature between 18 °C and 28 °C. NEVER place the grow kit in direct sunlight. Although mushrooms will grow at almost any temperature above 15 °C, 23 °C is the ideal temperature for an optimal harvest. Special heat mats are available to ensure this temperature and not have to heat the entire room.
5. When the mushrooms are slightly bigger as the pins keep the bag a bit open the entire time so the moisture can evaporate (Phase 2). Too much moisture is not good.
The first mushrooms will be visible after approximately 1 week. Your first harvest will be about a week later. Make sure that you harvest before the first spores begin to fall! Freshmushrooms grow kits produce their first harvest fairly quickly. The first buds are already visible after only 1 week. Low and high temperatures may slightly delay this growth process. As soon as the buds are visible, stop spraying the inside of the bag. It usually takes one to two weeks before the mushrooms are fully developed.
6.These kits can produce several mushroom harvests. To do so, fill the kit with clean tap water after the first harvest. This process is known as cold shock. It breathes new life into the mycelium and ensures that enough moisture is present for the mushrooms to grow.
7. Place the lid of the grow Kit back on the kit. Let the kit rest for 12 hours. Open a corner of the lid and drain the excess water. From here you can follow the instructions from step 1 again. This process can be repeated several times.
Growing with heatingmat (use only for this kit)
Place the plastic bag with the Grow Kit in it on the heat mat. Switch the heat mat on. After two days switch the heat mat off and wait until the buds have developed, which usually takes between five and ten days. Then switch the heat mat on again and open the top of the bag a little so the moisture can evaporate.
What to do if the buds haven’t developed after ten days. Take the cake out of the plastic box, put it back in the plastic box on its side and start again with two days with the heat mat.
How to store the grow kit correctly
It is recommended to start the cultivation process right away. If you decide to start growing later, you may store themagic mushroom grow kit inside a Soaking Bag in the refrigerator (2°C to 8°C) for 4 weeks after the production date.
The ideal temperature is 24°C. Do not have the temperature drop under 18°C and not exceed 29°C. To keep the temperature from dropping under the 18°C, you can use a thermo mat to maintain the ideal temperature. A thermo mat is a must-have in the winter or colder regions of the world.
The magic mushroom grow kit only needs light for the mycelium to ‘understand’ it has reached the surface. Only then, mushrooms will grow. A few hours of fluorescent/artificial light or indirect sunlight a day is more than enough. Direct sunlight kills the mycelium, so avoid the sun to shine directly on the grow kit.
If the conditions are optimal, you can expect the first small mushrooms (the pins) to appear between 7 and 10 days. This also depends on the strain. Some cubensis strains grow slower than others.
The mushrooms come up in groups. This can be a small or large group. That depends on the strain. A growth like this is called a flush. Mushrooms are almost never ripe at the same time. You can get more than one flush out of a kit. The first two flushes are the largest. When more flushes come, they will be smaller than the previous one.
Mushrooms are ripe and should be picked when the veil between the hat and the stem has just torn. Don’t wait much longer. Use surgical gloves or disinfect your hands, wrists and arms. Pick the mushrooms that are ripe and let the others continue to grow. The cake has no top layer such as vermiculite. This makes is much easier to pick the mushrooms than with the standard grow kits. The mushrooms can easily be pulled out of the cake by holding them between thumb and index finger. They mushrooms let go almost immediately. When most of the larger mushrooms have been picked, also pick the smaller ones and the pins as well.
Mushrooms that grow from the sides
Mushrooms grow where the light reaches and where there is little penetrating resistance. Because the cake has light shining on the sides, the mushrooms might also grow there. It is hard to counter this and can be allowed. Some growers wrap the sides of the grow box in aluminum foil to keep the sides dark, but this doesn’t always work well.
When mushrooms grow there, they can be picked just before you soak the kit:
Clean hands! Take the grow box out of the bag and place it upside down on your other hand. Wiggle the plastic box so that the cake will fall out, onto your hand. The plastic box can be placed on a disinfectant surface. Now you have this hand free to pick the mushrooms from the sides of the cake. When all mushrooms are picked, you can place the cake back as it was, in the plastic box and continue to the soaking process.
When no more mushrooms grow out of a grow kit after the second flush for at least three weeks, or when the Magic Mushroom grow kit turns green, red, grey or yellow; the grow kit can be disposed of. The change in color is a sign that the grow kit is contaminated with another fungus or a bacteria. No more mushrooms will grow out of the Psilocybe cubensis Magic mushroom grow kit and the grow kit should be thrown away in the garbage outside.
When you are too late picking the mushrooms, they will drop their spores. The cake and the mushrooms will turn black/purple (some other cubensis strains red/brown) because of the spores. This is not really a problem; it just doesn’t look very pretty. When mushrooms release their spores, they also start to degrade and the active ingredients are breaking down. Mushrooms will lose some of their potency.
Check out the responsible use page for more information on do’s and don’ts.
This kit is meant for small-scale home use only.
|Grow Kit type||FreshMushrooms|
|Potency||Average / High|
|Optimum cultivation temperature||24ºC|
|Yield (from)||100 grams|
|Yield (to)||300 gram|
|Water Spray Needed||Included|
|Not shipped to:||Non EU countries, Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Middle East, South America, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Israel , New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States|
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- Nice Review by Jan
Cant wait to buy the next one (Posted on 9/13/2022)
- Very good Review by Urban
I got 16g of dried Golden Teacher that had a really pleasant effect (although kinda weak for my taste) and am still waiting to see how much i will get from the second flush.
Would also like to point out that the spray bottle won't be a necessity to you if u don't switch to Mondo kits (which is a little odd but i was about to switch to Mondo anyways.
I am very pleased with the product and can't wait for my B+ to arrive :D (Posted on 1/7/2022)
- Good first time Review by Happy chappy
- Great experience, results and initiation into growing mushrooms Review by Dom
Kit arrived quickly (Germany). All equipment as described and in perfect condition.
Grow kit (Columbian) delivered its first full flush in only 10 days. Without knowing the fresh weight of the flush, I can say that I perceived it to be a lot.
Mushrooms extremely enjoyable. Quite potent at even very small doses, but with very little visuals (as described for this strain).
I managed to get 2 flushes only. I put this down to a lot of side-growing mushrooms that led to breaching of the mycelium when removing and potential mismanagement of the humidity within the grow-bag during the second flush.
I would strongly recommend the heat pad that comes with this kit, as it assures you will see results as/when expected. I have noticed, however, that it seems to be running a little hot now that I have been using it for a while -but I cannot be certain whether this is so.
Overall, if you're looking to start growing mushrooms, get the kit. It sets you up for success and will ensure that you are not disappointed with the results you see vs your expectations.
It could also be argued that you can obtain the masks, gloves and rubbing alcohol elsewhere, however I bought this kit during the height of the COVID19 peak when these were in short supply.
Overall, would make the decision to buy this kit again. (Posted on 5/3/2020)
- Amazing quality, easy even for beginners Review by Davide
- Amazing product and service. Review by Patrick
- Highly recoommended Review by Nora
- Works perfektly. (Posted on 9/13/2019)
- excellent! Review by Oliwia
- Perfect. Very satisfied with the product and their excellent customer service. Review by Angela
There was a slight delay with the delivery of the parcel which made me a bit anxious since again, first time buying shrooms online and from a different country, but I talked to their staff and they were very reassuring and understanding, which was much appreciated. I recommend paying a bit more to have UPS deliver it if you're in a hurry though.
The growkit arrived in perfect (and discreet) conditions and in just 11 days I harvested my first crop of Golden Teachers. During this process I emailed magic-mushrooms-shop.com and they were very helpful in guiding me and solving my doubts and answering my questions.
I was surprised by the amount of mushrooms I harvested since I didn't expect so many to grow. I don't have a scale yet, but I counted 24 big size mushrooms, and 20 medium and small ones. I didn't know growkits yielded so many mushrooms, so that was a pleasant surprised since I expected much less.
I'm currently drying them and have already started doing my second flush.
I haven't properly tried them yet, I'm waiting until next weekend to take a trip, although my main purpose for this is to micro-dose, but I also want to experience just one time what macro-dosing is like. I will try to update or write a new review then.
About the heating mat that came with the growkit, it was just a perfectly normal heating pad, it measures 16x13cm. It's best to follow the instructions to a T, since if you put the growkit directly over the heating pad it can reach up to 28 degrees Celsius, which could damage the shrooms. So as indicated in their site, you should make sure there's airflow between the container and the heating pad, using a microwave grid, jar lids or any other makeshift solution. Otherwise it works perfectly fine. I did stop using it after about 4 days because there was a heat wave here so it wasn't needed any longer. I also rotated the grow kit once a day, so both sides of the cake would get enough sunlight.
I didn't use my misting bottle and didn't water the cake at all during the process, there was a bit of condensation that formed inside the bag and I guess that was enough. I’m using the misting bottle for my house plants though and I must say it’s the best misting bottle I’ve had so far. Very happy with it.
As for the gloves (3 units), mask (1 unit)and sanitizer gel (1 unit), they came in very handy, but I recommend buying an entire box of gloves and a bunch of masks -I bought them very cheap in a local pharmacy- because you'll be needing to change gloves every time you touch the container, the bag etc. At least that's what I did, washed my hands and arms, used sanitizer gel on my hands and arms, disinfected -using alcohol- any surface that would be touching the growkit, bag etc, and used new gloves and a new mask every single time I touched anything.
So to wrap it up, if there's anyone out here like me reading this review, and it's your first time buying a grow kit and feel a bit dubious about it, just go for it. The process was very fast and easy, the instructions very easy to follow, there's a lot of information here on how to grow them and if you have questions, you have the staff members a click away. Again, extra props to them for their excellent customer service, it makes all the difference.
Oh and special mention to the caramel Stroopwafel they sent in the parcel! As someone who had never tried a waffle before in her entire live I can say it was one of the most delicious treats I've ever eaten.
(Posted on 7/1/2019)
- SPOT ON! Review by nicktherec
- Splendid Customer Service and Product. Review by Dariusz
- all good Review by moza
- Splendid Customer Service and Product. Review by Dariusz
- Great kit (except maybe the heating mat), brilliant service Review by Minty L.
Beware, I found the heating mat to be much too harsh, seeming to raise the temp far too high (the box felt hot to the touch and it gave off an odour). I corrected this by using a mini-tower of jar lids between box and mat and using a probe thermometer brought the temp to sensible level. However, for a while I was really worried I'd killed the mycelium.
For the second and third flushes I ditched the mat and grow bag and instead used a plastic storage box with lid open an inch and based with damp perlite. This box was heated by a second box below containing a submerged aquarium heater. Everything seemed much better with this arrangement.
However despite this I'm still delighted with the kit. It has enabled me to resume my psychedelic journey following a 33 year break.
Many thanks to magic mushroom shop. (Posted on 10/25/2018)
- Very Pleased Review by Alex
- Worked a treat Review by Charley
- Convenient starter set Review by Martin
The sprayer works excellently if you keep it upright. I didn't use the gloves or mouth cover, and had no contamination problems, because the Freshmushroom kits have strong/well-developed mycelium (the white stuff) so they are very resistant to contamination. This is perfect for beginners as it's very forgiving. Apparently this is true for the Supagro kits too, but I haven't experienced those yet properly yet. I received a Supagro sample but it had weak mycelium and unfortunately became contaminated, so I had to throw it out, but I'm guessing if I order a Supagro kit it will be well developed too (which I've already added to my next order).
Along with this starter set I also added some alcohol swabs to clean small surfaces, and I'm about to order more grow kits and will add a surface disinfectant spray to my order. (which I recommend adding if you're ordering this set and don't have anything around the house to disinfect surfaces with. I'm going to use it to clean the surface of the fridge tray for example, during soaking), along with a soaking bag. If your fridge needs some cleaning then the spray or soaking bag could be good ideas. With the Freshmushroom kit I simply used the alcohol swipes though for the fridge tray and placed it on some kitchen paper in the fridge, along with clean hands, and as mentioned I had no contamination issues. Since I'm ordering more grow kits including a "Standard" XL grow kit (which may have less-developed mycelium initially), the mush bag and cleaning spray is probably a good idea. But not essential for this starter kit or Freshmushrooms in my experience. Just make sure your hands are very clean and don't breath directly onto the kit.
What I additionally appreciate is the service here - any questions I had, even beginner's questions not listed in the faq (such as whether I could use dutch tap water for the soaking, which is a yes by the way), were quickly and helpfully answered, and the shipping was quick. I think it's a good store, that sells healing medicine, for which I am very grateful. I'm so grateful to have access to this stuff. I really appreciate the store and feel I'll be a regular customer for a long time. Thanks guys. I'm gonna go order now!
Namaste, Martijn (Posted on 8/20/2018)
- Zubehör gut Review by Marcel
- Best of the best Review by Angelo
Thank you guys!! (Posted on 7/9/2018)
- best trip Review by Kitija
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Important information about FreshMushrooms® grow kit Starter Set
- You have to be 18 years or older to order this product
- This product has shipping limitations. See the additional information to find out where we don't ship.
- When you place an order you declare that you are aware of the legal status of the ordered product(s) in your country and that you are allowed to receive and posses these.
- The use of magic mushrooms is at your own risk, so make sure to be well informed about the use and their effects.
- The price does not include shipment.