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The 9 Best Mushroom Growing Kits and Logs

No garden? No light? No problem! These mushroom logs and mushroom growing kits let you grow edible mushrooms in almost any conditions.

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Mushroom growing kitVia Back to the Roots

Mushroom Growing Kits

Have you ever thought about growing your own mushrooms? We have! A mushroom growing kit offers an enjoyable, uncomplicated way to grow food. These kits typically include a box or a log already seeded with spores. Keep the kit moist and at a constant temperature to see results with fun, edible varieties. Mushroom kits are low-maintenance and don’t require the same weeding or watering a garden does, but with so many types available, you might find your family’s new favorite ingredient. It’s easier and more affordable than you might think to grow your own mushrooms anywhere from the backyard to the living room. Small space and low light? No problem. Low maintenance mushrooms don’t mind. Shiitakes, golden oysters, blue oysters, lion’s mane…the list of edible mushrooms goes on and on. Here are the best mushroom logs and mushroom growing kits to get you started.

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Three-Pound Golden Oyster Mushroom Grow KitVia Etsy

Three-Pound Golden Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit

If you’re more interested in quickly eating freshly grown mushrooms than you are in watching them grow over time, this is the mushroom grow kit for you. Follow three simple steps to grow oyster mushrooms: cut the bags, mist them with water, and harvest. Mushroom lovers have reported oyster mushroom growth on the very first day!

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Morel Habitat KitVia Amazon.com

Backyard Mushroom Morel Growing Kit

The Morel Habitat Kit is meant for outdoor use. It’s designed to be grown directly in soil, and you need about four to five square feet of ground (like a small raised bed). Morels are a perennial crop and will continue to produce fungi year after year if the appropriate conditions are provided. You can get started anytime the soil is workable, which depends on your climate. The kit includes a bag of inoculated California mushroom spawn and a set of growing instructions.

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Oyster Mushroom KitVia Uncommon Goods

Oyster Mushroom Log Kit

These oyster mushroom log kits are handmade in Georgia and pretty enough to compete with houseplants. Each log is made from recently felled aspen and poplar trees, and planted with organic oyster mushroom spores inside. All you have to do is soak the mushroom log and keep it in a damp, cool, dark place. In between seven and 12 months, you’ll be in fresh mushroom heaven. Re-soak and harvest every six weeks for up to three years. Prefer shittake mushrooms? The same company has shittake mushroom log kits.

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Lion's Mane Mushroom Grow KitVia Etsy

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Growing Kit

Looking to branch out? Lion’s mane mushrooms may look unusual but they’re completely edible, and have a mild seafood flavor. They absorb flavors (and liquid) like a sponge, which makes them versatile in cooking. And, you gotta see one! They look like a mane of lush white hair growing out of a log. These mushroom grow kits can take a few weeks to mature, but some gardeners have reported faster results.

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Blue Oyster Mushroom Growing KitVia Etsy

Blue Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit

Blue oyster mushrooms are one of the most popular mushroom varieties to grow from a kit. This blue oyster mushroom kit lets you grow mushrooms right on the kitchen counter. These kits are small, hand-crafted batches from a family farm in the Cascade Foothills of Western Washington. Your harvest should total between one two pounds of fresh mushrooms. Yum!

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Pink and White Mushroom Grow Kit

Pink oyster mushrooms would look gorgeous in a salad, and growing in the living room. Get pink and white mushrooms in this two-pack mushroom kit. It comes with everything you need to grow mushrooms indoors, including a misting bottle. Don’t have a green thumb? Forest Origins offers a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. If your fungus fails to grow, they’ll provide a full refund.

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Pink Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit

This pink oyster mushroom grow kit produces up to 2 pounds of tasty mushrooms. The kit is a good one to try with your kids, because the mushrooms are some of the easiest to grow (just place it on the countertop!) and you can use them in many recipes.

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Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Growing Kit

This mushroom kit is organic and non-gmo—and you can grow it straight from its cardboard package. To grow pearl oyster mushrooms, simply open the box and spray with water. You should expect to have edible mushrooms in about 10 days. Each crop produces three to four servings of mushrooms, and each box can grow up two crops. We think this is a perfect gardening gift for kids.

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Large shiitake mushrooms grow out of a log.Via Williams Sonoma

Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit

For the gardener that has it all, give them a unique project. The log is already seeded with spores. Just soak the log in water and wait for the mushrooms to appear. Enjoy your mushroom harvest for up to three years.

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Megan Wood
As Commerce Affiliate Marketing Editor, Megan helps Birds & Blooms readers find the best products to make their lives better, easier, and more joyful. She's contributed to The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, SELF, Refinery29, and Wisconsin Public Radio. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find her walking her dog.