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Mushroom Plugs & Growing Kits

Grow your own mushrooms with our handy mushroom windowsill kits and plugs. Choose from popular varieties like the White Button or opt for the more exotic, such as Shitake.

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Mushroom kit growing guide

Growing your own mushrooms using a mushroom kit from Dobbies is a great way to enjoy fresh, delicious, nutritious fungi at home. Here, we take a look at questions we’re often asked about cultivating mushrooms. Our answers give you all the info you need to get started with your own mushroom kit.

How to grow mushrooms at home

Growing your own mushrooms at home couldn’t be simpler. All our kits come with full instructions to help you get the most from your purchase. Always wash your hands before working with your kit, and then follow the step-by-step guide included with it. Once you’ve set your kit up, place it on a windowsill out of direct sunlight and keep it moist at all times – this is the most important point – never let the substrate dry out.

How long do mushroom grow kits last?

In just a few weeks, your mushrooms will be copious in number and ready to pick. Harvest by rotating each mushroom so that it comes away, leaving none of the flesh in the substrate. Once harvested, more mushrooms will grow for at least another two or three subsequent pickings, ensuring not only lots of tasty mushrooms but great value for money, too. Kits need to be started on receipt and are unsuitable for storage.