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Cold weather is your friend!

by | Thursday, January 24, 2019 |

Another polar vortex has its grasp on most of the country this week, we just want to mention that this is actually the best time of year to order. All our substrate will arrive extra fresh courtesy of mother nature. We always get emails this time of year with people worried the cold will ruin their kit or substrate. The only problem we see during these cold spells are cracked containers. The cold causes plastic to become extra brittle. We've doubled up on extra foam padding and bubbles so...

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Storing fully colonized grain substrates!

by | Wednesday, September 5, 2018 |

Many people don't realize that you can store fully colonized spawn bags and grain jars for 2-3 months after they are colonized. If you need to wait or delay a bulk growing project, keep reading! This doesn't work with the standard half pint BRF jars, but any whole grain substrate. Place the fully white (colonized) bags or jars in a cool dark spot. Ideally 50-65 degrees. The mycellium will enter a dormancy phase and will not die. We recommend a cool basement or root cellar. When you are ready to...

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Summer Growing Tips!

by | Tuesday, May 15, 2018 |

Summer is almost here!With summer fast approaching, the warm weather always brings its own set of problems and benefits in the mushroom growing world. Humidity: Mushrooms love that extra humidity, even in most climate controlled homes the humidity levels will rise and you will notice that in your mushroom growing setup as well. Humidity will be easier to maintain at lower temperatures. Make sure you allow for extra air exchange in your growing setup to prevent excess Co2 buildup. This is much...

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