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  • One Certified Organic Oyster Mushroom Kit: Grow at Home Mushroom Farm by Back to the Roots
  • Three simple steps: open box, mist with water, harvest the crop
  • First crop in as little as 10 days; grows multiple crops
  • Fun for kids, families, foodies & chefs; makes a great gift!
  • Kit contains agricultural, plant-based organic waste products, oyster mushroom spawn (seed), and spray mister

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Everything you need to grow and harvest mushrooms in as few as 10 days

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  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 5 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00CD0KZ78
  • UPC: 792382322046
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (387 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,210 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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125 of 131 people found the following review helpful By Pierce H. Thompson on March 27, 2012
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We have grown many mushroom kits with fabulous success, so even with the poor reviews, we bought this kit. Having followed the instructions exactly (soak 24 hours, mist twice or more daily) we got a great burst of little mushrooms. They grew, we misted. We misted and they dried up!
So, unwilling to throw $17.00 away, we read everything we could find on the web on Oyster Mushrooms. Then we cut 1/4 off the block and seeded a couple pounds of fresh, damp coffee grounds with the "seed".
We soaked the remainder for 48 hours This time we re-sealed the block in our vacuum sealer, cut an opening and covered the block with a clear plastic bag --placing it in exactly the same place in our kitchen. Mushrooms happened again! And again, even with the plastic bag serving as an incubator, they dried up.
Meanwhile, the mycellium in the fresh coffee grounds have taken off!
So, unwilling to give up, we resoaked the "Brick" and put in under a plastic cube. Mushrooms are forming again -- this time we think they will make it!
After much thought, it seems clear that some "bricks" of used coffee grounds are too compressed and dry to take on adequate moisture. We love the concept of re-use and think the developers of this product are on to something. The bricks are innoculated with ample spores, however the substrate at least in some cases is too compressed to have mushrooms survive -- even in a humid environment. If you try this kit, soak it for a long time and put it in a plastic cube or bell jar from the outset. Good luck!
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108 of 116 people found the following review helpful By J. F. Reinhard on January 10, 2012
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I purchased this as a gift for my wife for Christmas, we followed the instructions EXACTLY and after 10 days, we just got a lot of white mold - no mushrooms.

We contacted customer service (twice) since they state on the site that they guarantee their product. After 2 days, no response.

UPDATE: 1/15/12

Last Tuesday January 11, the company finally contacted me and said they were committed to customer service, would replace it if it was dead and could I please send pictures. So I sent pictures, and they told me it was still viable but just a "late bloomer" and to send pictures again on Tuesday, 1/17. If the kit still didn't show any mushrooms, then they'd send me a new kit.

Wouldn't you know it, yesterday morning the kit started showing significant signs of mushrooms after about 14 days, and today they're much bigger (and more of them).

So, at this point, I would say it's a ok kit, but I just think they need to revise their marketing materials and change the "mushrooms in as little as 10 days" part. I was VERY close to throwing it away - twice.

Bottom line, be patient. If you get this kit and you don't have any luck, email the company with pictures of your kit(feedback@backtotheroots.com). They probably won't get back to you the next day, but hopefully they will within a few days.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Marie Acton on February 6, 2012
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I received this as a Christmas gift and was delighted. I followed directions EXACTLY - presoaking, misting, temperature range correct, lighting correct. No mushrooms ever appeared from the "front" of the box - several stems tried to grow from the covered sides, withered and died. I harvested one mushroom from "side one." As directed, I repeated the presoak, misting, etc on the second side of the box, with the same results.... nothing from the "back", but several stems weakly tried to grow from the sides, withered and died. One mushoom harvested from that side as well - not a cluster - a single mushroom. I'm so appreciative for the thoughtfulness of the gift givers, but extremely disappointed that the kit was a complete failure. Don't waste your money.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Loren Woirhaye VINE VOICE on July 25, 2013
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This kit grew nothing.

I followed the directions on the box.

This is the second time I've tried the Back To The Roots
mushroom kit. The last one I had grew a few ounces of
mushroom, maybe 4 or 6 oz. The packaging and
instructions have changed since then - the first kit
seemed like it was mostly coffee grounds and the new
one is mostly sawdust.

I have had good luck growing shitakes with the
Fungi Perfecti kit:

Shiitake Mushroom Kit

If you are serious about growing mushrooms to eat,
look into getting some logs to put in a shady spot
and drilling them for dowels. The dowels are
sold impregnated with mushroom cultures and you
stick them in the holes in the logs. It can take
a year or two for the culture to work its way into
the log, but once such a culture is established it can
produce fruit for years.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Andy Stiles on December 15, 2012
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Hello all,

I obtained a mushroom kit as a present from my girlfriend during the summer. My kit arrived, and after soaking & watering it for 3 weeks with no mushrooms, I contacted customer service with some snapshots.

They sent me a replacement promptly, and in September 3 large mushrooms grew.

I kept watering it until October but nothing happened so I stopped. At the start of December, one little guy started to grow so I resoaked it and bam, 25-30 mushrooms are growing in a bunnch, with 2 smaller mushrooms about to grow as well.

Overall, kit is (1) PACKED with seedlings (2) a medium-term investment (3) an interesting take on environmentalism, though a bit flawed if your think about shipping one package, and the greenhouse gas emitted.

Four out of five, intriguing product.

Thanks,
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