Monterey Grow Kit
The Monterey Grow Kit
The Monterey Grow Kit is meant to capture a natural aesthetic, similar to where you might normally find mushrooms growing in the wild. Choose this design if you want an organic and woodsy setting for your mushrooms.
Can be safely stored for 2-3 weeks, so you can activate them at a time that works best for you. Please refer to the "Use by" date on your kit. Store in a cool dark place.
This grow kit does not require daily misting. Just place it on your kitchen counter or dining table and enjoy!
To help guarantee a fruitful grow, we recommend taking a look at the full care instructions on our page.
We 100% guarantee your first flush of mushrooms, and with enough patience and care, you should be able to get multiple flushes. However, your first flush will be the largest.
When you're done with your grow kit you can start your own mushroom patch by removing the substrate from the box and burying it in your yard with a layer of cardboard and some wood chips. Pick a shady spot under a tree and give it plenty of water.
Oyster Mushroom Varieties
The different varieties have some unique characteristics so choose based on your needs or buy one of each and see which one you like best.
The Blue Oyster
The blue oyster is the most robust and has the largest fruits. It's a very forgiving strain, making it great for beginners as well as experienced growers! The fruits start out brilliantly blue and turn gray as they mature. They grow best in cooler temperatures and can handle drier environments. If you're looking for a full-proof grow with large fruits then this is the way to go.
The Pink Oyster
Pink oysters are strikingly beautiful and produce flower-like bouquets of overlapping fruits. They are stunningly pink when they're young, but start to whiten with age. Out of the three strains, these will most likely give you the three flushes if the conditions are right. However, they prefer warmer temperatures and slightly higher humidity. A great choice for the summer months!
The Golden (Yellow) Oyster
Golden or yellow oysters will produce a higher number of fruits that are smaller than the other strains. They fruit sporadically from wherever they choose, and rarely fruit from all 4 holes at the same time. They are the most finicky of the three and require more patience. The mushrooms themselves are more delicate and have a shorter shelf-life so it's best to eat them 1-2 days after you harvest. Similar to pink oysters, yellows thrive in warmer temperatures and higher humidity.
Materials: cardboard, pasteurized straw.
Yes! With enough patience you will have multiple fllushes from your kit.
Once activated, It can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks for you kit to start fruiting.
You can place the grow kit anywhere in your home as long as it's not in direct sunlight or in front of a heating or air conditioning source as this will cause the fruits to dry out.
If there is an issue with your kit or you aren't totally satisfied, please contact us and we will either refund you in full or send a replacement. We promise to do our best to make it right!
We purchased two boxes of oyster mushrooms! A pink and a yellow! The pink grew VERY fast, but sadly, as they matured, one completely dried up and stopped growing, and the other three kept a growing, but we’re hard - I think they’re inedible. The yellows took about 3 weeks to come out and they’re GORGEOUS! I can’t wait to try them and grow more! Being the first company I’ve ever tried, the experience was great in that they’re a super fun, easy way to grow mushrooms in your own home - just remember that 100% isn’t guaranteed, even when paying full price! A little sad I won’t get to try the pink ones :/
Hi Jordan, glad to hear you enjoyed your grow kits! The pink oysters were probably left too long to mature and they dried out. They will definitely give you a second flush though so don't lose hope. Harvest whats there and give it another couple of weeks and it will most likely fruit again. Please read through our FAQ list if you haven't already, there is lots of useful information there about how to get the most out of your grow.
This is my first time growing mushrooms. This was such a fun experience. After they bloom they grow so fast. I had no idea. I can't wait to cook them up and eat them.
Love this idea so much! Bought one as a gift for my sister and an extra one for my home. After two weeks quietly sitting on our shelf, the mushrooms quickly bloomed into a living piece of art. When the mushrooms were fully matured, we cut them off, cooked them with pasta and waited for the next yield to bloom. Highly recommend this as a gift for anyone looking for something different.
We had a wonderful first growth, but never had a second flush even following advice from the website.
Hello! Thank you for the review. You have to be very patient with your second/third flush. Sometimes it can take 3-4 weeks to come in. If it's been that long and you still haven't seen any growth, we suggest using a spray bottle to spray inside the holes once a day. Considering the time of year, it could be that the substrate is drying out faster and this will help to rehydrate it.