All of our growing mediums are carefully prepared and pressure sterilized. We do the hard part and all you need to do is add spores! For most kits, simply set up your kit as an incubator for the first step, Inject your favorite spores into each jar, watch them quickly colonize, remove from the jars, adjust the heat to fruiting temperature and place each jar into the grow chamber and watch the mushrooms grow. Almost everything in the kit can be re-used so you can keep growing. You'll typically have your first harvest in 4 weeks!
There are many reasons you should consider Midwest Grow Kits for your mycology needs. Midwest Grow Kits has been selling mushroom growing supplies online for over 10 years. Starting on Ebay in 2004, we have grown and perfected the shroom growing process over the years. We pride ourselves on our dedicated customer service and our growing support is the absolute best in the industry. We have recently expanded our facility and now offer wholesale pricing on all our grow kits so rest assured you are getting the most for your money
Yes! We take the time to make sure your kit and supplies are packaged discreetly. Your credit card statement will show "Midwest Organics LLC" All kits and supplies are shipped in plain brown boxes with tamper proof tape with return address from "MGK Shipping Center
We offer Live chat after hours, telephone support, 24/7 email support and many of our team have over 20 years of mushroom growing experience to share with you and help you with any questions or concerns you may have! Unlike other sites our customer service team has actual mushroom growing experience and can help you right away. Please call us with any growing questions you may have! (800) 921-4717
Growing in jars has always been the easiest way to grow mushrooms. Recently, growing in spawn bags has become just as popular. We usually recommend starting your growing experience with jars because they colonize faster and produce mushrooms quicker. Spawn Bags take longer to colonize, but can produce larger flushes or growth cycles. Spawn bags can be grown with jars in any kit and are the preferred way for growing in bulk. This more advanced method of growing allows you to break up your fully colonized spawn bag and mix it with a variety of different soil type materials to expand your grow. We now offer pre-mixed casing and Bulk Kits that make it easier than ever! If you are a first time grower and want to grow spawn bags we recommend a mix of jars and spawn bags. You can incubate your spawn bags right next to your jars and since jars will be ready first this will allow you time to practice while your spawn bags finish colonizing.
We do not sell spores. We specialize in the growing mediums. Spore companies specialize in producing spores. Each kit requires a spore syringe to use. Every jar requires a little less than 1cc of spore solution each. Each Spawn Bag requires 3-5 cc's of spore solution each. Spore syringes are typically sold in 10cc syringes. For example, 12 substrate jars would only require one spore syringe to use.
There are hundreds of websites specializing in spores. Some are great, some are good and some are bad. We have received countless reports and reviews from our customers over the years and will be more than happy to share that with you. Please contact us if you would like a full list of our recommended sites and sites to avoid!
We can proudly recommend these sites as some of the best in the business. www.ralphstersspores.com has been around for 15+ years and offers a widest range of mushroom spores, only the best quality and always top reviewed for years.
We also recommend www.premiumspores.com they have high quality spore syringes, great customer service, some rare varieties and an easy to use website and checkout process..
Almost all spore syringes are sold in 10cc units. Typically each jar requires around 0.75-1.5 ccís of spore solution. Each Spawn Bag requires 3-5 CCís per bag. Spores last 6 months or longer stored at room temperature. Many people like to grow different strains in the same kit. This is perfectly fine as long as they require the same growing temperatures. Do not mix strains in the same jar or spawn bag.
Quick reference chart on how many spore syringes you need.
|Simple Kit or
||1 Spore Syringe
|Ultimate Kit or
||1 spore syringe
|Mega Kit or
||2 spore syringes
|1 order of Spawn Bags
||1 spore syringe
|2 orders of spawn Bags
||2 spore syringes
||2 spore syringes
Growing in Bulk is generally referred to as the process of using your fully colonized spawn bags or even jars to mix with a layer of mushroom friendly soil (Coir, vermiculite, Peat moss, etc..) Mushroom casing serves many purposes in bulk growing. It provides a medium to grow into, stimulates the formation of mushrooms, provides moisture and protects the substrate from drying out from the air. This advanced growing method is now perfect for beginners. Our Premium Select Casing Mix & Bulk kits make growing in bulk much easier!
With most of our kits it takes approximately 3-4 weeks for the mushrooms to incubate or colonize the jar. You will typically see your first batch of mushrooms in the 4th or 5th week. They will continue to grow for an additional 4-5 weeks with one "flush" or batch per week on average.
When you place an order, you will receive an email order confirmation and a second email containing the link to our Video mushroom growing guide. Please make sure you enter your correct email address at checkout in order to receive your guide. When you receive your order it will contain tips and setup instructions specific to your kit or spawn bags.
Every kit includes access to our easy detailed photo step by step video mushroom growing guide, which includes everything from start to finish. We also include tons of our personal tips and tricks to get the absolute most from your kit! Includes, growing, casing methods, re-hydrating techniques, quick drying technique and more! If youíve purchased a larger kit or spawn bags, donít forget to download and view your separate detailed setup guide so you know exactly what each part does and where it goes. Make sure you look for the postcard in your kit!
Yes, we accept 99% of all Pre-paid Visa/MC/Amex gift cards. Please make sure your gift-card is registered for online use. Some cards require you to call or go online and activate the card prior to using online. If you are using multiple gift cards please call us to place your order. If you are having issues using a gift card please call us and we can enter it manually.
Currently we offer free shipping on all orders over $99 to the continental United States and discounted shipping rates on all other orders! We ship using FedEx Ground & FedEx SmartPost from our location in Chicago, IL. All packages are fully insured and discreetly labeled. All shipping costs and options can be viewed at checkout. Shipping costs to Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and the rest of the world are calculated based on weight at checkout.
FedEx SmartPost - This service from FedEx takes anywhere from 3-8 days for delivery depending on your location, it is fully trackable and final delivery is made by the post office. We can ship to any address you get mail including PO boxes with this service.
FedEx Ground - This is the reliable guaranteed date delivery service by FedEx and delivery times are 1-5 days including Saturdays for residential deliveries.
FedEx Express Saver - This express air service delivers your package between 2-3 business days. When choosing this option your order will also receive expedited processing!
FedEx Express 2-Day - This express air service offers guaranteed 2-Day service and delivers the 2nd business day. When choosing this option your order will also receive expedited processing!
All of our growing mediums are prepared fresh in the morning and shipped the same day. We ship Monday-Friday from our newly expanded shipping center in Chicago, IL. After placing your order typically your order will ship out within 48 hours. Please allow extra time for large orders or orders containing multiple orders of spawn bags. Depending on what shipping method you choose your order will be received within 2-8 days, based on your location.
All orders placed with FedEx Express Shipping options include expedited processing and are shipped the next business day when possible
All tracking numbers are uploaded in our system usually within 1-2 business days after placing your order. You can check your order's progress by clicking the "order tracking" button on the top of the home page or click here
Visit our sister website www.organicgrowkits.com where we sell ready to grow gourmet mushroom kits and other cultivation supplies, substrates and more!
Yes! We give our customers a $5.00 discount on all mail orders. We save the money Paypal and Credit card companies charge us so we pass along the savings to you! You can mail in your order with cash, bank check or money order. Please include all the order details including shipping address and your email address so we can let you know the status of your order along with shipping information.
We recommend printing this mail order form and send it in with your payment.
Midwest Organics LLC
1320 Chase St
Algonquin, IL 60102
Yes, we ship to PO boxes using FedEx Smart Post. If you want faster service to your PO box using Priority Mail, please contact us or call our customer service to place your order. We can get you the exact costs for your order.
Yes, please use USPS Priority Mail at checkout for Alaska and Hawaii. Our Free shipping promotion does not apply to Canada, Alaska and Hawaii. Please use USPS Priority Mail for those States and the rest of the world.
Yes, If you are from the Chicago-land area and would like to pick up your order from our production center, please call us to place your order. Most orders will be ready for pick up within 24/48 hours.
Our office and showroom hours are 10am-5pm Mon-Fri and weekend by appointment only.
We are located at:
1320 Chase St
Algonquin, IL 60102