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The Substrate starter pack is our most popular bundle for growers wanting the quick results that the jars provide while still enjoying the massive growth potential that the casing method provides.


    • The Mushroom Ecosphere Includes:
      • Massive 17.7 Cubic Feet of interior growing space. 31” X 22” X 63” (L X W X H)
      • New style polyethylene shell with easy zip and roll up access
      • 4 shelves- Easy to setup steel alloy tubular frame. Assembles in minutes. No tools required!
      • Custom Built Convection Climate Control System
      • 200W light-free Infrared heating element
      • 5" Metal DC Fan
      • **New for 2021** Digital Temperature Controller/Thermostat
      • Custom designed high output humidifier with Eco-Fogger Humidifier system
      • New Easy refill system for humidifier** (Not pictured)
      • Marina 50 Air pump
      • 24 Hour programmable Timer for Humidifier System
      • 24 Hour programmable Timer for Lighting System
      • HTC-1 Digital thermometer with hygrometer/humidity gauge
      • Silicone air hose set
      • Drip tarp
      • Lava Rocks (1-Quart)
      • 900 Lumen 360 degree 360 degree LED grow light
      • 12' Light cord with outlet adapter**
      • 1100 Lumen 110V LED Dual Spectrum spot grow light
      • 6 Peel & Stick Poly filter Disks for proper fresh air exchange
      • Detailed setup instructions with step by step photos
      • Instant Access to our library of growing guides for Jars/Spawn


    Essential Package also includes: 

  • 12 Ultimate 1/2 Pint Substrate Jars (43.00)
  • 2 Premium 5-Grain Spawn Bags ($25.00)
  • 2 Select Bulk Casing Mix -5 pounds ($36.00)
  • 1 Gallon of Vermiculite ($5.00)

24% discount with this package!

Total cost If purchased separately $338.00

Retail: $299.00
Price: $277.00
You Save: $22.00 (7.4%)

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    The Mushroom Ecosphere has been our flagship product for 6 years now and we keep improving it every year! Like us, many people enjoy growing many different mediums at the same time. Whether it’s jars, spawn bags or bulk casing trays this is the turn-key solution to growing in mass quantities. By utilizing vertical space, the Mushroom Ecosphere has over 17 cubic feet of interior space while only taking up a small amount of floor space. The Ecosphere gives you 4 customizable tiers of growing room allowing for multiple growing projects all in one all-inclusive setup!

    Growing mushrooms requires specific climate conditions. To achieve the highest level of success you must have the ability to regulate the growing temperature and humidity levels. The traditional methods of heating and humidifying simply do not work with a kit of this size and type of material. Our research and development team spent over 9 months building and testing countless prototypes. The final production climate control system is a custom built unit that uses convection and infrared heat technologies to evenly heat and humidify the entire area while eliminating hot spots and temperature and humidity variations.

    The Ecosphere is now completely self-automated and extremely easy to use! Simply place the climate control system on the bottom rack. Plug it in to the new temperature controller and set the desired temperature on the thermostat! Set it and forget it!

    Each heating system is built and tested by a licensed electrician. The Ecosphere also includes a separate fogger system with air pump that pipes in fresh humidified air for fruiting your mushrooms. The humidifier can be set on a timer to maintain perfect humidity levels around the clock!

    Maximum recommended substrate capacity or a combination.

    Jars only Spawn Bags Casing Trays
    8 Cases 20 Bags 5 Trays
    (96 Jars) (10 orders) (5- Select Casing Mix)

    Overall Customer Rating of 35 Reviews:
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    Over all I am very happy with this grow kit. The set up was easy, and I have grown several batches of mushrooms in it already. Using this product makes growing mushroom's much easier and less work seeing as it takes worrying about tempter and humidity less of an issue, also you don't have to mist the spawn blocks. My only issue was during shipping 4 spawn jars were broken, and the heat lamp was also damaged. This issue was not the suppliers fault, but the shippers. But seeing as I am just starting growing mushrooms as a hobby it is not a real issue because I am not growing a lot at this time. I want to gain more experience before I fill the Ecosphere with a lot of mushrooms.

    Kansas

    Great setup!

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    This is an awesome kit if you’re new to growing mushrooms. It has everything you need! Add spores or culture and you’re ready to go! Fast shipping and great customer service! Highly recommended!

    Steller Customer Serivce

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    I purchased The Essentials Substrate Ecosphere Package, it came as described & was very easy to assemble. I just love this setup! The protective cover with mister, for those living in a desert climate, is a must. After about a week my humidifying mister malfunctioned, I wrote to Midwest & described the issue and asked for advise. They emailed me back within 24 hours & let me know they shipped out a new mister with the tracking #. Cannot ask for better C.S. thank you guys!

    If I could make one recommendation: If you can offer a dark cover for this setup that would be great! I'm going to make one out of black lightweight liner cloth. Even though I keep the blinds pulled in the room the light still gets in. In order to have total darkness I've put a blanket over the top to help keep that light from getting in.

    South Carolina

    Good value

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    The ecosphere was incredibly easy to assemble! It comes with everything you need to get started. I had a small issue, but contacted customer support and they were eager to help get things in order. The guides provided by Midwest were perfect. Set up was a breeze. The ecosphere maintains the desired settings wonderfully. Minimal keep up. Your little fungi are sure to be happy!

    VA

    Great product and customer service

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    I got my ecosphere package within 4-5 days of ordering and got each and every item listen on the item description. No issues. I did however have issues with the heater, but it turned out to just be a contact/grounding issue with the heat bulb. Simply pryed it up with a flat head screw driver and it works just like new. Highly recommend.

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