We have talked a lot about purchasing shrooms online and how easy and affordable that process is, but did you know you can also buy magic mushroom kits online? A magic mushroom kit would entail you growing your own magic mushrooms at home with a kit that provides all the necessary tools, supplies, and instructions on how to do this. Is it as simple as it sounds, though? This article will cover the process of how to order your magic mushroom kit and also the process of actually growing them in your own home. Let’s dive in!
What is a Magic Mushroom Growing Kit?
Although different kits come with different equipment, they all let you cultivate the mushrooms in a container (typically a box, bag, or jar). Every kit ought to include some sort of substrate. The substance that gives mushrooms their nourishment is called a substrate (think of it as soil for fungi). Although the perfect substrate material is the subject of whole Reddit discussions, most substrates have some sort of grain.
Reputable businesses provide thorough instructions with their grow kits and prompt customer service because they want their customers to be successful with their products. Look for vendors who have a history of receiving favourable ratings and who have been in operation for a while.
Some contend that buying your own ingredients saves money and results in higher harvests than buying a mushroom growing kit, but some claim the ease of a growing kit is worthwhile. Before you commit to buying all the supplies you’ll need for a handmade grow, some advise using a grow kit. Because the smaller kits are more affordable, you can try out mushroom cultivation before going all in.
How Does it Work?
Mushrooms actually sprout from the mycelium, a white, fluffy substance that serves as the mushroom’s root system, rather than just appearing out of the substrate when they’re ready. The mycelium must first grow before any mushrooms are produced, much like a plant must first root and sprout before it can bloom. (The nomenclature can be confusing, but simply remember that the order of container > substrate > mycelium > mushrooms should be kept in mind when choosing a grow kit.)
You will also need spores in addition to containers and substrates. Like seeds are to plants, spores are the reproductive components from which mushrooms grow. You will need to order psilocybin spores from another source because most mushroom grow kits produced in the US and Canada do not contain them due to legal concerns. European grow kits frequently include spores or even a pre-colonized substrate (also known as substrate with spores added), but the buyer pays more in shipping costs and the legal risks may be greater (the companies that sell these sans-spore kits frequently link to trusted vendors they recommend for purchasing spores).
The psychoactive ingredient found in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, is not present in the spores, which are packaged in syringes.
You’ll be pleased to learn that your COVID handwashing routine and pandemic supplies will benefit your mushroom growth. Growing mushrooms requires an extremely sterile atmosphere because even the smallest contamination can swiftly spoil a harvest. Some kits come with personal care items like face masks, latex gloves, alcohol swabs, propane lighters, and alcohol swabs. These items are a smart purchase if your kit doesn’t already have them. (A benefit of a grow kit is that the manufacturer usually sterilizes the container and substrate before sealing it.)
How Much Do They Cost?
Magic Mushroom Grow Kits come at all price points. Some offered on Amazon start at around $20 and go up to just a little over $130. The cheaper ones are typically more basic, contain only one substrate, and usually don’t include sanitizing equipment, while the ones over $100 generally come with everything.
You can only grow magic mushrooms using psilocybin spores, so be careful not to purchase grow kits that already contain the mushroom mycelium.
One of the drawbacks is that for amateurs if you don’t get it right the first time around, you will have to buy a whole new grow kit and start over from scratch. In this case, it can get pricey.
Is It Worth It?
While magic mushroom grows kits may seem like an interesting venture, they are much more complicated and pricey than simply purchasing your shrooms online in ready-to-ingest form. The risk of making a mistake with your first-time grow kit is quite high (especially for amateurs) and can get expensive if you have to purchase more than one until you get the process right. It’s also time-consuming as the actual growing of your mushroom does take some time. In addition to this, you need to purchase your spores elsewhere as like we mentioned above, most kits purchased in the US or Canada do not contain the spores due to legal reasons. It just seems very complicated, time-consuming, and expensive to go through all this hassle to get a magic mushroom.
Our advice? Stick to purchasing your shrooms online from a reliable online shroom dispensary, so you know you’re getting a good product at great prices, and you have such a great variety to choose from. We have Avery’s Albino Magic Mushrooms, Albino Penis Envy, Albino Treasure Coast, Blue Meanies, B+, Cambodian, Golden Teacher, King Kong, and so much more. Think of trying to grow these in your grow kits at home! It would take forever, and a proper harvest isn’t guaranteed.
Not only do we have a great variety of dried shrooms, but we also have shroom microdose capsules and shroom edibles to choose from. Think of eating yummy gummy bears, chowing down on a delicious chocolate bar, drinking a steaming cup of hot cocoa, or making a refreshing strawberry lemonade drink, all of which contain the dosage of psilocybin that you want based on the experience you’re looking for. It seems like a no-brainer to us!