Here are our simple and easy instructions for growing your mushrooms using the Zamnesia Grow Kit. Follow these instructions precisely.
ZAMNESIA GROW KIT. Before we get to the main part, let’s have a closer look at the content of our grow kits. They are filled with 100% colonized rye to allow for the biggest possible yields.
We highly recommend you start the growing process immediately after receiving your kit. If you don’t want to (or can’t) grow right away, you will need to put your kit in the refrigerator. 3–5°C will keep it in “hibernation mode”. At this temperature, the grow kit can be stored for a maximum of 3 to 4 weeks.
Important: if you store it, keep the grow kit in an airtight plastic bag to prevent contamination.
OK, now that we have covered the basics, let’s move on to the actual task of waking up the sleeping magic ambassador.
You will need:
- A misting bottle
- Clean tap water or mineral water
- A bright spot to place the kit in (not in direct sunlight)
- Hygrometer / Thermometer
- Mushroom Heat Mat
Get them going:
Remove the lid from the grow kit and pour water on the grow kit until the container is completely filled. Put the lid back on and let it soak for 9–12 hours, preferably in a cold place like the refrigerator.
After 9–12 hours, remove the lid from the container and clean it under running water. Don’t throw it away, you will need the lid later. Drain all excess water from the kit.
Pour approximately 150ml of clean tap water into the grow bag. Place the grow kit into the grow bag with the water. Spray water on the inner sides of the bag only once during setup.
It’s very important to keep the humidity level correct at all times. Optimal relative humidity is 85–100%.
Fold the top of the grow bag twice (about 3cm) and fasten with paperclips. Place the bag in a bright place. Choose a warm spot between 23–27°C with access to indirect daylight, never direct sunlight. A good place to put the kit is somewhat higher on a bookshelf.
Once the first pins have appeared, refresh the air by opening the bag 1–3 times a day.
Mushrooms grow on oxygen and therefore need fresh air daily to grow properly. Any CO2 buildup will be removed when opening the bag.
After 2–4 weeks, your mushrooms are ready to harvest. Harvest all mushrooms, even the tiniest ones, just before the veils underneath the mushroom caps start to tear. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!
To learn more about the perfect harvesting moment check out this blog article
After harvesting the first flush you can prepare the kit for a new flush. Usually a grow kit will produce about 3 flushes. To prepare the kit for the next flush you have to soak it again as described in step 1. From there you can repeat the same process.
Depending on the growing conditions and strain type, it can take anytime between 1 to 2 weeks before you see the first tiny pins. Temperatures below/above the ideal values will slow down the development of fruit bodies.
When handling your grow kit, you should keep an eye on cleanliness. Before taking the grow kit out of the grow bag to harvest your mushrooms, you should always wash your hands (and to be on the safe side, your arms). Be meticulous, wash your hands with soap, use a disinfectant gel afterwards, and slip sterile gloves on to prevent contamination. Wearing a face mask is also a good idea. Always make sure to use a clean growing area too.
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